[Lmresearch] CALL FOR PAPERS: UC/ASU LMRI Conference "Immigrants, Education, and Language" Deadline for proposals: December 1, 2006

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at ccat.sas.upenn.edu
Wed Nov 8 13:50:09 UTC 2006

Call for proposals:

                            Immigrants, Education, and Language
       with Keynote Speakers: Peter Roos, META and Norma Gonzalez, Univ. of Arizona
                                   Open Call for Papers
                                Deadline: December 1, 2006

The University of California Linguistic Minority Research Institute (UC
LMRI) and the Arizona State University Linguistic Minority Research
Initiative (ASU LMRI) of the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education announce
a Call for Papers on the topic of "Immigrants, Education, and Language."

More than 10 million school children in the United States are first or
second generation immigrants. One of the traditional functions of U.S.
public schools has been to help prepare immigrants for successful
integration into American society. This not only includes teaching them
English, but also providing academic and social supports to meet the
increasingly high standards for subject matter competency, high school
graduation, and college access. Yet the achievement of immigrant students,
even those who have mastered English, lags behind those of other students.

UC LMRI and ASU LMRI are accepting papers addressing important issues of
policy and practice concerning the education of immigrant students, with a
focus on language, to be presented at a three-day conference to be held on
the ASU campus May 3-5, 2007 in Phoenix, Arizona. Papers are welcome from
both academics and educators, as long as they are based on either academic
research or teacher (action) research. Papers may address such questions

 *  What are the educational challenges in meeting the needs of immigrant students?
 *  To what extent are those needs related to language versus other factors?
 *  What educational practices are most effective in meeting those needs?
 *  What skills and competencies do teachers need to successfully educate these
 *  What educational policies are needed to promote effective practices?

Selected presenters will have their conference registration fees waived.
Travel and lodging are the responsibility of the presenters.

Prospective presenters should send a two-page (single-spaced) prospectus
that includes a brief discussion of the topic, research literature,
methods, and significance of the paper, and an abstract (100-150 words),
along with the following information: Presentation Title, Name of
Presenter and Brief Bio/CV, Title, Institution, Mailing Address, Email
Address, and Phone Number by December 1, 2006 to Russell Rumberger,
Director, UC LMRI at: russ at lmri.ucsb.edu. Notification will be made by
January 1, 2007. Completed papers must be submitted to UC LMRI no later
than April 1, 2007.

Russell W. Rumberger                                Phone: 805-893-2250
UC Linguistic Minority Research Institute             Fax: 805-893-8673
South Hall, Room 4724                         Email: russ at lmri.ucsb.edu
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3220                  URL: http://lmri.ucsb.edu

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