LINGUIST List 9.1390

Tue Oct 6 1998

Confs: Language Teacher Education

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  1. Bill Johnston, Conference on Language Teacher Education

Message 1: Conference on Language Teacher Education

Date: Tue, 6 Oct 1998 09:46:26
From: Bill Johnston <billjtc.umn.edu>
Subject: Conference on Language Teacher Education

	ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

	THE CENTER FOR ADVANCED RESEARCH ON LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
	AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
	ANNOUNCES
	AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
	ON LANGUAGE TEACHER EDUCATION

	MAY 20 - 23, 1999
	RADISSON-METRODOME HOTEL
	MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, USA

This conference will be of interest to anyone involved in the preparation 
and ongoing professional development of language teachers of all kinds: 
practitioners and researchers in the various sub-fields of language teacher 
education. The conference will address the education of teachers of all 
languages, at all instructional and institutional levels, and in all the 
many national and international contexts in which this takes place, 
including: ESL/EFL; foreign/modern/world language teaching; bilingual 
education; immersion education; indigenous and minority languages; and the 
teaching of less commonly taught languages. The conference aims to bring 
together research, theory, and best practices from all these contexts, and 
to initiate and sustain meaningful professional dialogue across languages, 
levels, and settings.

Speakers and panelists will include:

	* Gloria Ladson-Billings (Keynote Address)
	* Jack Richards (Honorary Conference Chair)
	* Dick Allwright
	* Elizabeth Bernhardt
	* Pat Chaput
	* Donald Freeman
	* Eugene Garcia
	* Kris Gutierrez
	* Nancy Hornberger
	* Karen E. Johnson
	* Denise McKeon
	* Mimi Met
	* June Phillips
The conference will focus on four principal themes:

I. The knowledge base of language teacher education
II. Social, cultural and political contexts of language teacher education
III. The processes of language teacher education
IV. Language teacher education policy

For further information about the conference, and to be added to our mailing 
list, contact:

International Conference on Language Teacher Education, CARLA, 333 Appleby 
Hall, University of Minnesota, Mpls MN 55455. Phone: 612-626-8600. Fax: 
612-624-7514. E-mail: <carlatc.umn.edu>. Web: 
<http://carla.acad.umn.edu/teacher-ed.html>;.

More program information and registration forms will be included in a later 
mailing in Fall 1998. The Call for Papers follows below.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL TO OTHERS WHO MAY BE INTERESTED!

	CALL FOR PAPERS

	The International Conference on Language Teacher Education welcomes 
proposals for papers on all aspects of the education and professional 
development of language teachers. Papers may report on data-based research, 
theoretical and conceptual analyses, or best practices in language teacher 
education.
	The conference will focus on four broad themes. Proposals are more 
likely to be accepted if they address one of these themes:
THEME I: THE KNOWLEDGE BASE OF LANGUAGE TEACHER EDUCATION
A central issue in language teacher education is the question of what 
constitutes the knowledge base of language teaching and how it relates to 
the processes and content of teacher education. Issues in this theme may 
include:
*	Teachers' knowledge and beliefs
*	Teacher learning in formal and informal contexts
*	Teachers' ways of knowing
*	Teacher socialization
*	Professionalism
*	The nature of disciplinary knowledge.
THEME II: SOCIAL, CULTURAL, AND POLITICAL CONTEXTS OF LANGUAGE TEACHER 
EDUCATION
Language Teacher Education takes place in multiple contexts and with diverse 
populations, where language, culture and identity are intricately bound 
together. Papers in this theme may include critical and analytical 
perspectives on:
*	Institutions, communities, and discourses within which teacher 
education practices are situated
*	Power, status, and authority and language teacher education
*	Diversity and equity in language teacher education, including issues 
of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and language
*	The socially situated nature of language and learning
THEME III: PROCESSES OF LANGUAGE TEACHER EDUCATION
The processes of language teacher education refer to the ways in which the 
knowledge base is conceptualized and operationalized. These are constructed 
through the contributions and interpretations that all participants bring to 
the process. Processes may include:
*	Program design
*	Curriculum
*	Pedagogical methods
*	Organization of instruction
*	Practica
*	Materials
*	Observation/supervision
*	Professional development for teachers at all experience levels
THEME IV: POLICY IN LANGUAGE TEACHER EDUCATION
Actions taken by formal and informal decision-making bodies have an impact 
on language teacher education. These policies influence the directions of 
teacher education even though they may or may not involve the participation 
of teacher educators. They can be formulated at the institutional, local, 
state, or national levels, and may include:
*	Standards
*	Legislative mandates
*	Teacher education program requirements
*	Recruitment and retention
*	Advocacy by language teacher organizations

Presentations will be 30 minutes in length. In line with the dialogical 
spirit of the conference, each session of two or three papers will include 
presentations concerned with different contexts and types of language 
teacher education.

Submit proposals in the following form:

i. 8 copies of a one-page, single-spaced abstract with the title of the 
presentation and the theme it addresses indicated in the top left-hand 
corner (your name and institution should not appear on these copies).

ii. 1 additional copy of the abstract which includes your name and 
institution in the top right-hand corner.

iii. A 50-word summary of your presentation to be published in the 
conference program.

iv. A copy of the form attached below.

Proposals are to be sent to:

Dr. Bill Johnston, Chair of the Program Committee, International Conference 
on Language Teacher Education, ILASLL, University of Minnesota, Klaeber 
Court 192, 320 16th St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Phone: 612-626-2269. 
E-mail: <billjtc.umn.edu>.

Submissions should be postmarked no later than October 31, 1998 (please note 
the extended deadline). Submissions from outside the continental US only may 
be sent by fax to the following number: 612-627-1875. Applicants will be 
notified of the Program Committee's decision no later than December 31, 
1998.

Selected papers from the conference will be published in a collection of 
conference proceedings.

	PROPOSAL FORM

A. Information about presentation

Presenter's name:

Title of presentation:

Theme:



B. Presenter information:

Institution:

Address:

Phone number
	Work:
	Home:

Fax:

E-mail:
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