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Message 1: Imagining Multilingual Schools: An International Symposium on Languages in Education

Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2004 13:32:47 -0400 (EDT)
From: ogarcia <ogarciatc.columbia.edu>
Subject: Imagining Multilingual Schools: An International Symposium on Languages in Education


Imagining Multilingual Schools: An International Symposium on
Languages in Education

Date: 30-Sep-2004 - 02-Oct-2004
Location: New York City, New York, United States of America
Contact: Ofelia Garcia
Contact Email: ogarciatc.columbia.edu 
Meeting URL: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/ceoi/languagesymposium.html 

Linguistic Sub-field: Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics,
Anthropological Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Teachers College, Columbia University will be the site of an
international symposium where 25 well-known scholars from around the
world will share their visions and designs for multilingual schools in
the 21st century. Registration will be limited. There will be an
opportunity for everyone to share their experiences with multilingual
schooling. 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), Anne Marie de Mej�a (Columbia), 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 scholars 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
multilingualism?
- 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.

For further information, visit
http://www.tc.columbia.edu/ceoi/languagesymposium.html or e-mail
Prof. Ofelia Garcia, ogarciatc.columbia.edu
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