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LINGUIST List 23.4507

Mon Oct 29 2012

Calls: Applied Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 29-Oct-2012
From: Barry Bai <barry.baicuhk.edu.hk>
Subject: Poverty, Social Justice, and Education in a Global Context
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Full Title: Poverty, Social Justice, and Education in a Global Context

Date: 26-Apr-2013 - 27-Apr-2013
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Contact Person: Barry Bai
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.caerda.org

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 11-Nov-2012

Meeting Description:

The CAERDA Annual International Conference serves as an open forum for interdisciplinary discussion and scholarly exchange of ideas among educational researchers and practitioners from around the world. The participants, with or without an ethnic Chinese background, present their current research and draw implications for issues related to CAERDA's mission.

The conference program primarily consists of presentations selected through a blind peer-review process. In addition, there are invited presentations, symposia, and panel discussions that feature the annual conference theme. Selected high quality presentations will be invited to submit to the New Waves Journal, the CAERDA's peer-reviewed online journal, or an annual feature publication in the CAERDA book series.

The CAERDA Conference is held immediately before the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association at the same location. This affiliation provides added convenience and enriched experience for conference attendees to participate in the programs of both conferences. The 2013 conference will take place in April 26-27, 2013 at one of the AERA headquarter hotels in San Francisco, California, USA. At the annual conference, CAERDA will also arrange for various special programs, including Invited Sessions and Promising Scholars Sessions (for early career researchers).

Call for Papers:

Conference Theme:

The theme of the 2013 CAERDA Conference is 'Poverty, Social Justice, and Education in a Global Context.' Poverty not only is related to the policies, resources, and practices across broad educational spectrums, but also has a profound impact on students' educational attainments. Therefore, it is a key issue that requires critical examination for greater participatory democracy and social justice. Educational research involves the study of educational problems with a systematic application of the scientific method(s). Rigorous educational research informs our collective teaching and learning as researchers and educators are engaged in practices to discover, understand, and evaluate their findings. We are particularly interested in proposals for research that address the conference theme in the following disciplinary areas:

Area 1: Literacy and content literacy education (e.g., teaching and learning languages, mathematics, science, or other disciplinary areas)
Area 2: Curriculum development and classroom practice (e.g., digital technology in education, innovative pedagogical practices, or curriculum designs)
Area 3: Educational research methods, student performance, and assessment
Area 4: Educational policies, resources and leadership
Area 5: Globalization and education related to Chinese and overseas Chinese populations
Area 6: Comparative cultural and educational studies

In keeping with the CAERDA conference tradition, we also welcome studies on other areas of research and practice that may not be directly related to the conference theme, but contribute to the understanding of curriculum, instruction, policy, and educational research, or the CAERDA's overall mission.

Types of Proposals:

Individual proposal: An individual proposal involves a single paper or poster with one or more authors. All accepted papers are categorized by themes into either paper or poster sessions by the Conference Co-Chairs and Associate Chairs. You may indicate your preference for a paper or poster presentation, we will consider your request, but there is no guarantee that we will be able to meet your request. Each individual proposal should include the following components: (a) Objectives or Purposes; (b) Perspective or Theoretical Framework; (c) Methods; (d) Data Sources or Evidence; (e) Results; (f) Discussion/Conclusion; (g) Significance of the Study.

Session proposal: A session proposal is for a symposium with multiple presentations to examine a specific topic from various perspectives or to engage in intensive discussions. Sessions are generally scheduled for 1½-hour periods and include four to six presentations or participants. The organizer of the session must identify the session Chair and the Discussant and provide the title, abstract, objectives of the session, a brief summary of the presentations, scholarly or scientific significance of the session, and the structure of the session.

Proposal Submission:

Dates: Proposals are accepted beginning on August 18, 2012 and ending on November 11, 2012. All proposals must be submitted electronically at http://www.caerda.org/sitedev/conference/index.html through the Online Proposal Submission System. Proposals submitted by fax, mail, or email will NOT be accepted.

Format: Authors may prepare their proposals using Microsoft Word and copy and paste each section in the online proposal submission space provided by the system or enter the relevant information directly in that space. Do not include figures or tables. Proposals prepared in English and Chinese are both acceptable.

Length: All proposals should include a title and an abstract (50-75 words). The titles for all accepted proposals will be included in the conference program book. An individual proposal should be 300-500 words and a session proposal should be 600-1000 words, excluding references, title, and abstract. The session proposal should describe the session objective in measurable terms (about 200 words) and a brief summary of each individual presentation (about 100 to 150 words for each of the four to six presentations) within the session.

Eligibility: Both CAERDA members and non-members with or without an ethnic Chinese background may submit proposals for review. An individual may not appear as first author on more than two proposals. The proposal must present original research that has not been publicly disseminated elsewhere. If the proposal content is adapted from a previously presented or published study, it must include new insights in scope and/or depth.

Multiple submissions: You may submit a proposal that has been submitted elsewhere but has not been accepted at the time of submission to the CAERDA conference. Once the proposal has been accepted elsewhere, you must notify the Conference Chair to withdraw your submission immediately. You may NOT present the paper with the same content at more than one conference.

Procedures and Policies:

Review process: All proposals will be blind-reviewed by at least two reviewers. Evaluation criteria include the following: topic (originality, significance, and relevance to the conference theme and the CAERDA mission), theoretical framework (rationale, literature review, and theoretical grounding), method (design, data collection, analytical procedure, and interpretation), significance (conclusion, implications, and contributions), quality of writing (clarity, organization, and style), and audience appeal (popularity and scholarship).

Notification: Proposal submitters will receive notification of decision in December 2012. Only the session organizer will be notified of the acceptance (or non-acceptance) of a session proposal. The session organizer is responsible for notifying all participants within any session.

Full paper: If your proposal is accepted in a paper session, you must submit your full paper electronically to the Co-Chairs by March 18, 2013. If your proposal is accepted as a poster presentation or as a symposium, you must follow the relevant presentation guidelines (to be available on the CAERDA website).

Withdrawal: If you are unable to attend the conference, please notify the Conference Co-Chairs by March 28, 2013 to withdraw your presentation from the conference program. After March 28, 2013, no withdrawal will be accepted, and it is the responsibility of the presenter(s) to delegate another person to present.

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