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CFP: Kenyatta University Conf on Multilingualism & Education, July 2010

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  • Don Osborn
    FYI (fwd from lgpolicy-list). CALL FOR PAPERS MULTILINGUALISM AND EDUCATION: GLOBAL PRACTICES, CHALLENGES AND THE WAY FORWARD. CONFERENCE CO-HOSTED BY KENYATTA
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      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
      PENNSYLVANIA

      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
      context.
      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/
      disorders.

      Principal Speakers:
      Prof. Nancy H. Hornberger, Graduate School of Education, University of
      Pennsylvania
      Prof. Okoth Okombo, Department of Linguistics, University of Nairobi
      Prof. Susan Malone, SIL International, Bangkok, Thailand

      Registration Fee:
      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
      Kenyatta University
      P.O. Box 43844-00100
      Nairobi, Kenya
      Tel. 254208710901 ext 57338
      Email: marttoh68@...





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