Reminder: 28th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum

Francis M. Hult fmhult at
Mon Oct 9 02:20:11 UTC 2006

The submission deadline for the 28th Ethnography in Education Research Forum 
is now only a week away.

28th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum

“Ethnography and Education in Trying Times”

February 23-24, 2007

Center for Urban Ethnography
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate School of Education
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

***CALL for PAPERS***

NOTIFICATION: Early November 2006

In most parts of the world attempts to homogenize education must compete with 
ever-expanding cultural and linguistic diversity.  Standardized educational 
goals and assessments are becoming dominant as school systems seek to prepare 
students to participate in broad national and international markets.  Yet 
students and teachers also live their lives in rich and vibrant local 
communities, which do not conform to standardized knowledges and practices.  
The 28th Ethnography in Education Research Forum seeks to explore directions 
for education in these trying times.  What are the implications of educational 
standardization for the value of local knowledges in education?  How can 
ethnographers put local knowledges and practices back on national and 
international agendas?

The Ethnography in Education Research Forum invites papers that explore these 
issues by ethnographically documenting grassroots responses to varying levels 
of educational policy, describing teacher-researcher collaboration in the 
development of equitable educational practices, making theoretical and 
methodological connections between the study of societal level phenomena and 
local processes, bringing to light covert responses to overt policy decisions, 
and critically examining relationships between academic and public interests. 

Plenary Speakers:
Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Boston College
Frederick Erickson, University of California at Los Angeles
Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Susan Lytle, University of Pennsylvania

Prof. Nancy H. Hornberger

Francis M. Hult
David Cassels Johnson

All proposals must be submitted online:

Proposals are requested for presentations in the following categories:

1.  Individual Paper (Traditional or Work-in-Progress)
2.  Group Sessions (Traditional or Work-in-Progress)
3.  Data Analysis Consultation

Practitioner Research: For Individual Papers and Group Sessions, you may 
choose to designate your presentation as PRACTITIONER RESEARCH.  Practitioner 
research presentations focus on research by teachers and other practitioners 
in educational settings (e.g., school principals, counselors, non-teaching 
aides, parents, students, and other members of school communities). 
Practitioner research presentations are particularly featured on Saturday, 
known as Practitioner Research Day.

1.  Individual Papers (15 minutes)
Individual papers by one or more authors.  Either final analyses, results, and 
conclusions (Traditional) or preliminary findings and tentative conclusions 
(Work-in-Progress) may be submitted.  Indicate practitioner research, if you 
so choose.

2.  Group Sessions (75 minutes) 
A full session of no fewer than three and no more than six presenters, 
including a discussant.  These sessions may vary in organization: a set of 
individual papers, a panel discussion, a plan for interaction among members of 
the audience in discussion or workshop groups are possible formats.  Either 
final analyses, results, and conclusions (Traditional) or preliminary findings 
and tentative conclusions (Work-in-Progress) may be submitted.  Indicate 
practitioner research, if you so choose.

3. Data Analysis Consultation (30 minutes)
Individual submissions only.  Presenters offer data along with questions about 
analysis for consultation with expert researchers and conference 
participants.  Data analysis consultation is by definition Work-in-Progess. 
Presenters must follow specific guidelines available online:


1.  Significance for education
2.  Conceptual orientation
3.  Methodology 
4.  Interpretation
5.  Quality of analysis 
6.  Depth and clarity


Everyone must submit:

A. Summary (limit 100 words) 
This should be a brief overview of the work to be presented.

B. Description (limit 1500 words)
Selection is based on the description.  A detailed description of the work to 
be presented should be submitted including conceptual orientation, data 
collection and analysis methods, data interpretation, and significance to 

Special Instruction for Group Sessions
Submit Summary and Description of the session overall, as specified above.  If 
the session consists of a set of individual papers, the group session proposal 
must also include a description for each individual presentation. 

All proposals must be submitted online:

E-mail: cue at

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