[lg policy] Call for Papers - 33rd Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 16 18:43:46 UTC 2011

Forwarded From: Ethnography Forum <cue at gse.upenn.edu>
Date: 2011/8/13

33rd Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum

"Digital Discourses: Education and Ethnography in the 21st Century"

February 24 - 25, 2012

Center for Urban Ethnography
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate School of Education
3700 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA


Call for Papers


NOTIFICATION:  early November, 2011

Technology and electronic media today are developing faster than ever,
and change the ways we communicate, teach, learn and research. We now
live in a digital world where new forms of interactions, social
relationships, and identities are generated, thus transforming the
very meaning of education. Learning and educating now occur in
contexts shaped by Facebook, Smart Phones, Texting, Twitter, online
learning, and Skyping—creating new resources and new challenges to our
educative worlds. One now needs to draw on ever more diverse semiotic
resources when traversing across different virtual and real spaces. As
ethnographic researchers, our toolkit has greatly expanded: our
briefcase-sized tape recorders of the past have been replaced by
pocket-sized digital recorders, smart technology, hand-held video
recorders, and online chatting from opposite corners of the globe.
These tools have opened up greater possibilities for ethnographically
capturing and exploring digital discourses and also for collaboration
among ethnographers from a distance. Reciprocally, ethnographic and
qualitative research provides keen analytical tools to capture and
understand the complex and vibrant realities in which fast-changing
technology affects the lives of students and teachers.

The 33rd Ethnography in Education Forum will seek to explore the
following types of questions:

How do learning, teaching and researching take on new forms in these
new semiotic worlds?  How do digital tools shape our ethnographic
methods and research? What can ethnographic research teach us about
teaching and learning in these ever-changing digital contexts? How do
we navigate the obstacles of teaching, learning, and researching with
those who --do and do not -- have access to new technologies?


Nancy H. Hornberger, University of Pennsylvania


Bridget Goodman and Kristina Lewis

Plenary Speakers

Angela Reyes, Hunter College

John Jackson, University of Pennsylvania

Linda Christensen, Lewis & Clark College

Glynda Hull, University of California, Berkeley

Practitioner Research Day

Imagining Communities of Inquiry–In Honor of the Scholarship and
Legacies of Susan L. Lytle

Known for her work in literacy education, educational leadership and
practitioner research, Susan Lytle has mentored and challenged
generations of scholars to create communities of inquiry –
collaborative spaces that generate knowledge from practice and nurture
activism for social and educational equity.  In recognition of Susan’s
work at the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Writing
Project, in gratitude for her long-standing commitment to the Forum,
and in celebration with her on the occasion of her retirement, this
year’s Practitioner Research Day seeks to honor her impact and
intellectual legacies.  Researchers, teachers, and practitioners –
both in and out of classrooms – are invited to imagine together the
nature, shape, and role of communities of inquiry in 21st century
learning contexts.

About the Ethnography in Education Research Forum

The Ethnography in Education Research Forum, convened by the Center
for Urban Ethnography at the University of Pennsylvania every year
since 1980, is the largest annual meeting of qualitative researchers
in education. The Forum has from the beginning excelled in nurturing
ethnographic research and researchers in schools. The Forum is known
for its friendly and supportive atmosphere for fledgling researchers
and for the spirit of relaxed and open dialogue embracing newcomers
and experienced researchers alike. Areas of emphasis include:
multicultural issues in education, practitioner/teacher/action
research, critical and feminist ethnography, ethnographic evaluation
in education, language issues in education, uses of ethnography in
math and science, and indigenous language revitalization.

For more information: http://www.gse.upenn.edu/cue/forum

For proposal submission beginning August 15: http://www.conftool.com/forum2012/

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