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Date: Sat, 25 Nov 1995 18:57:11 Vygotsky Conference
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Subject: Vygotsky Conference


The Research Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English
will hold its midwinter conference, "A Vygotsky Centennial: Vygotskian
Perspectives on Literacy Research," at the Bismarck Hotel in Chicago
February 23-25, 1996. In this announcement we provide complete
information on the conference, including the final schedule of
presentations and activities-- note that there are some program
changes from previous announcements.

Due to fire regulations, we must cap enrollment at 200, including
invited speakers. The conference is over half registered at this
point (late November, 1995). Information about how to register for
the conference appears at the end of this announcement.

 Pre-Conference Discussion

All registrants will have the opportunity to participate in a
pre-conference e-mail discussion which will begin in January, 1996.
Through this discussion we hope to identify themes and issues that we
can extend during the conference, and help get registrants acquainted
with one another and their concerns prior to arriving in Chicago.

 Featured Speakers

Arnetha Ball, U. of Michigan
Anne Haas Dyson, UC-Berkeley
Judith Green, Richard Duran, & LeAnn Putney, UC-Santa Barbara
Kris Gutierrez, UCLA
Vera John-Steiner, U. of New Mexico
Luis Moll, U. of Arizona
Gordon Wells, Ontario Institute for the Study of Education
James Wertsch, Washington U.

 Roundtable Discussion Leaders
 (Each roundtable will be presented twice)

Deborah P. Berrill, Queen's University (Ontario), Sara Ann Beach
 & Janet Young, U. of Oklahoma, "Penpals as mentors:
 Children's appropriations of forms"
Antonia Candela & Elsie Rockwell, Departamiento de
 Investigaciones Educativas, Mexico; Elvira Souza Lima,
 Cepaos, Brazil; Marcelo Guimaraes Lima, University of
 Illinois; Eleine Shepel, Eureka University, Russia;
 Catherine Emihovich, SUNY-Buffalo; Amelia Alvarez & Pablo
 del Rio, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain; Judith Green, UCSB
 (discussant), "Contributions of cultural-historical theory
 to literacy research: An international perspective"
Rose Casement, Brewer (ME) Middle School & Paula Moore, U. of
 Maine, "Vygotskian concepts: Application to literacy
 instruction for students with special needs"
Beverly E. Cox & Zhihui Fang, Purdue U., "Emergent metacognition:
 A Vygotskian perspective"
Colette Daiute, CUNY, "The role of subjectivity in a
 sociocultural theory of literacy"
Francine Falk-Ross, U. of Illinois-Chicago, "Guiding language
 participation in classroom discourse: Strategies for
 children with language difficulties"
Cynthia Brock, Carole Sue Englert, Susan Florio-Ruane, James
 Gavelek, & Taffy Raphael, Michigan State U., and Kathy
 Highfield, Holly, MI Elementary School, "Reimagining teacher
 learning about literacy from a Vygotskian perspective"
Roxanne Henkin, National-Louis U. "Who is invited to share? The
 role of gender and status in first grade literacy
Olli Kuure, U. of Oulu (Finland), "Literacy in a second language
 among developmentally different types of bilinguals"
Genevieve Manset, SUNY-Geneseo, & Michael Gerber, UC-Santa
 Barbara, "Vygotskian perspectives on early writing
 development: Implications for students with learning
H. James McLaughlin & JoBeth Allen, U. of Georgia, "Action
 research collaborations as zones of proximal development"
Suzanne M. Miller, SUNY-Buffalo, "Open-forum text discussion as a
 zone of proximal development: Shaping which habits of mind?"
Christine C. Pappas, Liliana Barro Zecker, & Sonia White Soltero,
 U. of Illinois-Chicago, "Relating Latino kindergarten
 students' funds of knowledge to the school literacy
 curriculum: Struggles in scaffolding"
David R. Russell, Iowa State U., "Rethinking genre: An activity
 theory analysis"
Vicki Zack, St. George's School (Montreal), "Appropriating
 mathematical discourse: Fifth graders make connections
 between invention and convention"

 Friday Evening (Feb. 23)
7:30-7:45 Carol Lee and Peter Smagorinsky (chairs)--Greeting
7:45-8:45 Opening Speaker: Vera John-Steiner, U. of New Mexico,
 "Literacy and the Languages of the Mind"
8:45-9:15 Breakout Groups
9:15-10:30 Cocktails

 Saturday (Feb. 24)
8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:30 Arnetha Ball, "Moving Beyond the Concept of
 Internalization: Preservice Teachers' Perspectives on
 Literacy in Urban Schools"
9:30-9:45 Break
9:45-10:45 Luis Moll, "Inspired by Vygotsky: Ethnographic
 Experiments in Education"
10:45-11:45 Roundtable Discussions
11:45-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30 Anne Haas Dyson, "Linking Writing and Community
 Development through the Children's Forum"
2:30-3:15 Panel Discussion
3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-4:30 Judith Green, Richard Duran, & LeAnn Putney, "What
 Counts as Literate Actions in a Bilingual Classroom?"
4:30-6:30 Discussion/Cocktails

 Sunday (Feb. 25)
8:30-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-10:00 Roundtable Discussions
10:00-11:00 Gordon Wells, "Making Meaning with Text: A Genetic
 Approach to the Mediating Roles of Writing in Activity"
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:15 Kris Gutierrez, "Literacy Learning as Changing
 Social Practice"
12:15-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30 James Wertsch, "The Idea of a Telos in Literacy
2:30-3:15 Panel Discussion
3:13-3:30 Closing (Carol Lee and Peter Smagorinsky)
3:30-4:30 Research Assembly Business Meeting

 We have both regular and student rates for the conference:

Regular rate: $90 ($100 on site)
Full-time student rate: $60 ($70 on site)

You may use this announcement as your registration form. Please make
out your check to NCTE Assembly for Research and mail to Carol Lee or
Peter Smagorinsky (see below). Include the following information:

Institutional affiliation:
Departmental affiliation:

Home phone #:
Work phone #:
e-mail address:
fax #:

attendance, we view your registration as a commitment to attend the
conference. Registration for the conference will be on a first come,
first served basis. When we reach the enrollment cap (our meeting
room capacity is 200, including speakers) we will close registration
for the conference.

Most conference registrants stay at the host hotel, the Bismarck.
Room fees run $75 per night regardless of how many people stay in the
room. For registration information call the Bismarck at
1-800-643-1500. Refer to the *National Council of Teachers of English
Research Assembly: Midwinter Conference* when making reservations.

Please address all conference inquiries to:

Carol D. Lee
Northwestern U.
School of Education and Social Policy
2003 Sheridan Rd.
Evanston, IL 60201
fax: 708-491-8999
phone: (w) 708-467-1807

Peter Smagorinsky
U. of Oklahoma
College of Education
820 Van Vleet Oval
Norman, OK 73019-0260
fax: 405-325-4061
phone: (w) 405-325-3533
 (h) 405-364-1171
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