CFP: Kenyatta University Conf on Multilingualism & Education, July 2010
- FYI (fwd from lgpolicy-list).
CALL FOR PAPERS
MULTILINGUALISM AND EDUCATION:
GLOBAL PRACTICES, CHALLENGES AND THE WAY FORWARD.
CONFERENCE CO-HOSTED BY KENYATTA UNIVERSITY AND THE UNIVERSITY OF
The conference is intended to bring together researchers, professionals,
classroom practitioners, policy makers and language specialists interested
in issues that relate to multilingualism, education and linguistic diversity
as global phenomena. Papers at the conference are expected to range from
presentation of research findings to analysis of practice.
Date 22ND - 23RD JULY 2010
Venue KENYATTA UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE CENTRE (KUCC), NAIROBI, KENYA
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15th December 2009
Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 30th January 2010
Deadline for submission of full paper: 30th March 2010
THEMES AND SUB-THEMES
1. Language policies and language choice in a multilingual education
2. Linguistic challenges in a multilingual set-up.
3. Benefits of mother-tongue education in early childhood.
4. Teaching methodologies in multilingual education.
5. Multilingualism in education in Africa: Reality on the ground.
6. Multilingual education and IT/computing.
7. Models for multi-literacy, multilingual, multimodal practices.
8. Benefits of multilingualism in education
9. Socio-cultural issues, multilingualism and special language needs/
Prof. Nancy H. Hornberger, Graduate School of Education, University of
Prof. Okoth Okombo, Department of Linguistics, University of Nairobi
Prof. Susan Malone, SIL International, Bangkok, Thailand
Participants from Africa: Kshs. 4,000
Rest of the World 150 USD
Abstracts not exceeding 300 words (excluding references) should be sent via
e-mail as a Word attachment to: multilingualismconference@...
by December 15, 2009.
The document should contain presentation title, the abstract, and preference
for poster or paper presentation. Please DO NOT include information
identifying the author(s) in the email attachment. Author(s) information
including name, affiliation and e-mail address(es) should be detailed in the
body of the email.
Contact person at Kenyatta University:
Martin C. Njoroge, PhD
Department of English & Linguistics
P.O. Box 43844-00100
Tel. 254208710901 ext 57338
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