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  1. kmeath, Imagining Multilingual Schools

Message 1: Imagining Multilingual Schools

Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2004 13:52:23 -0500 (EST)
From: kmeath <>
Subject: Imagining Multilingual Schools

Imagining Multilingual Schools 

Date: 30-Sep-2004 - 02-Oct-2004
Location: New York, New York, United States of America
Contact: Ofelia Garcia
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 

Meeting Description:

Have you ever wondered how a particular society goes about educating
their children for multilingualism? Is there something we can learn
from each other as we imagine multilingual schools and multilingual
educational practices? From September 30 to October 2, 2004, you will
have an opportunity to join a group of well-known international
scholars at Columbia University's Teachers College as they share their
visions and designs for multilingual schools in the 21st century. All
twenty-five speakers for the international symposium, Imagining
Multilingual Schools, have been invited to participate. The audience
will be limited to 125 to ensure active dialogue among participants.

Among the scholars who have been invited to this symposium are Hugo
Baetens-Beardsmore (Belgium), Jasone Cenoz (Basque Country, Spain),
Jim Cummins (Canada), Viv Edwards (United Kingdom), Fred Genesee
(Canada), Nancy Hornberger (US), Luis Enrique Lopez-Hurtado (Bolivia),
Teresa McCarty (US), Ajit Mohanty (India), Tope Omoniyi (Nigeria and
UK), Robert Phillipson (Denmark), Richard Ruiz (US), Elana Shohamy
(Israel), Josefina Tinajero (US), Tove Skutnabb-Kangas (Denmark and
Finland), Guadalupe Vald�s (Stanford University), Li Wei (United
Kingdom). These sholars will be addressing some of these questions:

- What role does school play in developing students' multilingualism
and multilingual literacies?
- How do school systems throughout the world organize themselves to
ensure the development of students' multilingualism?
- What are the differences and commonalities in the multilingual
schooling of immigrant students, indigenous peoples, traditional
minorities, and majority populations?
- What issues arise as schools develop multilingual educational
programs and how do teachers and parents support the development of
- How can we move education for multilingual competence higher up on
policy agendas?

There will also be special panels and cultural events. In addition,
New York City offers its multilingual energy and creativity as
backdrop to the symposium.
The registration fee for the full three-day sympopsium which includes
breakfast and dinner is $225 if registration is received prior to May
1st. The fee after May 1st is $300. We encourage all participants to
register as soon as possible since registration will be limited. Don't
miss this unique opportunity to be in a room with the world's experts.

The symposium is being co-chaired by Professors Ofelia Garc�a and
Mar�a Torres-Guzm�n of Columbia University's Teachers College. It is
organized by the Bilingual Education Program and the new Center for
Multiple Languages and Literacies (CMLL) of Teachers College, Columbia
University. The Center for Applied Linguistics (US) and the National
Association for Bilingual Education (US) are co-sponsoring the event
with Teachers College. Multilingual Matters is offering support.

For further information, visit
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