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CFP: 2009 Univ. of Oregon Conference on Biliteracy

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  • Don Osborn
    Forwarded From: edling@lists.sis.utsa.edu via lgpolicy-list@ccat.sas.upenn.edu Call for Proposals The 2009 University of Oregon Conference on Biliteracy
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 7, 2008
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      Call for Proposals

      The 2009 University of Oregon Conference on Biliteracy

      Eugene, Oregon

      June 25-27, 2009

      Conference Theme: New Destinations

      The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2009.

      Conference Website: http://biliteracy09.uoregon.edu

      The College of Education (Teacher Education Department) at the
      University of Oregon is currently seeking proposals for papers,
      discussion sessions, workshops, and symposia on all aspects that
      affect the educational and social experiences of English Learners (EL)
      and their communities. While the theme of the UO conference explores
      EL students and immigrant communities in new destinations, this
      conference seeks to explore a broad array of issues which affect the
      social, economic, political, and educational opportunities of these
      communities in multiple settings.

      Submission Opportunities

      In addition to original scholarly research and evaluation papers, the
      conference organizers welcome a broad range of practitioner
      perspectives including university students, classroom teachers,
      pre-service teachers, school and district administrators, district
      curriculum coordinators, community organizers, parents, and community
      specialists who work with EL students and communities. Conference
      workshops, scholarly papers, presentations, discussion sessions, and
      symposia may report on data-driven research projects, theoretical and
      conceptual frameworks and analyses, policy papers, or best practices.

      Submission Types

      All break-out sessions will be 1 hour and 45 minutes long (of which at
      least 30 min should be dedicated to audience discussion and
      interaction) and will consist of one of the following:

      Symposia: In these sessions, a group of individuals (a panel) will
      address a specific issue or topic and examine it from a variety of
      perspectives. This is a group proposal of generally 3 to 4 presenters
      and the proposal is blind peer-reviewed.

      Individual Paper Session: In these sessions, a presenter will present
      findings from original research or work (theoretical, conceptual,
      policy analysis, etc.). Individual paper session presenters will be
      paired with a presenter with a similar topic (unless otherwise
      requested) for the session. These proposals will also be blind

      Demonstration Session: These sessions will provide an opportunity for
      classroom teachers, school administrators, district program
      coordinators, and professional development presenters to share
      exemplary and engaging practices that have been successful with EL
      students and communities. These presentations typically will include
      "handouts" or other "take home" materials for participants. These
      proposals will not be blind peer-reviewed but rather reviewed by a
      conference planning committee.

      Group Interaction: These are sessions that will address a topic (or
      topics) which will benefit from extended and continual dialogue among
      participants. These sessions will typically start with a short
      informal presentation to establish the context and the background of
      the topic(s) while the remainder of the time will be devoted to
      discussion moderated by the session presenter/facilitator. These
      proposals will not be blind peer-reviewed but rather reviewed by a
      conference planning committee.

      Submission Guidelines

      All submissions must be submitted using the online submission form
      found on the conference website: http://biliteracy09.uoregon.edu
      <http://biliteracy09.uoregon.edu/> . Submissions for blind peer-review
      will need to include an additional paper proposal (limited to 1500
      words) which addresses the following areas: Objective, theoretical
      framework, methodology (if applicable), findings, and scholarly and/or
      educational significance. Authors name and/or affiliation should not
      appear on the additional paper proposal to assure a blind review.

      Proposal Review

      Proposals which will be blind peer-reviewed will be submitted to a
      team of reviewers which will evaluate each submission based on
      predetermined evaluation criteria, including but not limited to:
      scholarly/educational significance, theoretical orientation (if
      applicable), quality of research/practice, coherent and relevant
      findings, originality of work, and manner of presentation.


      For information, contact Edward M. Olivos, Department of Teacher
      Education, University of Oregon: emolivos@... or 541-346-2983.

      Conference Website: http://biliteracy09.uoregon.edu
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