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Sat May 14 2011

FYI: Preparing New Leaders for the 'Digital Platform'

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Message 1: Preparing New Leaders for the 'Digital Platform'
Date: 11-May-2011
From: Donald Pardlow <dpardlowclaflin.edu>
Subject: Preparing New Leaders for the 'Digital Platform'
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Call for Book Contributions: Preparing New Leaders for the Multicultural,
Digital, and Global Era of the ''Digital Platform''

The writer Daniel Pink prophesizes widely on what he describes as a
cultural transition from our era—an ''Age of Information,'' to an alleged
''Age of Conception,'' a transition which has induced educators in British
and in many Southeast Asian countries to attempt to inculcate creativity in
their students in order to better prepare them for competition in the
global marketplace. One symptom of this new age, the development of a
global cyber network, or what Thomas Friedman calls the ''digital
platform,'' has given to each and every entrepreneur the potential to
expand his or her trade and sale of services and products to consumers
worldwide, making those marketplaces more competitive on a global scale.

In response to this challenge, the Historically Black University (HBCU)
Claflin University has set a goal known as the Claflin Imperative, which
''[prepares] students for leadership and service in a multicultural,
global, and technological society.'' Furthermore, for each of the past ten
years the university has hosted the Claflin University Conference on
Contemporary English and Language Arts Pedagogy to give local and regional
educators a chance to share and to keep abreast of the latest developments
in language teaching. Former contributors to the conference are invited to
submit proposals for (1) a section on the history of the conference.
Faculty (and former faculty) of any HCBU are invited to submit proposals
for (2) a section of pedagogy practices used at HCBU’s. Moreover,
faculties at every type of institution are invited to submit proposals for
(3) a section on mainstream pedagogies used to prepare students for
mounting the digital platform.

Editors: Donald Pardlow, Sharynn Etheridge, Susan Till, and Mary Alice
Trent, Claflin University.

Preliminary abstracts of 300 words or less should be sent by August 1,
2011. Possible subjects include but are not limited to the areas of
foreign-language pedagogy, classical rhetoric, language acquisition,
computer literacy, creative-writing pedagogy, creativity, assessment,
portfolios, service learning, literary studies, literary criticism, writing
across the curriculum, writing program administration, writing center
administration, and basic writing. Accepted manuscripts (due by October 31,
2011) should be written between 2500 and 6250 words, should be written
in the current MLA format, and should be sent electronically in Word or a
Word-compatible format (.doc, .docx, or .rtf) to Donald Pardlow
(dpardlowclaflin.edu).

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics; Ling & Literature


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