Re: [xmca] 2007 AERA Proposal Submission System is open :)

From: Mike Cole (
Date: Sat Jun 03 2006 - 08:23:58 PDT

It seems that the topic of the relation of learning to development chat
theories is a likely seminar

Whose ;up for that?

On 6/2/06, Jennifer Vadeboncoeur <> wrote:
> Dear Cultural-Historical SIG Folks,
> We've just been told that the 2007 AERA Annual Convention All
> Academic Submission System is open for proposal submission as of June
> 2, 2006. We welcome your proposals!
> The theme of the 2007 AERA Annual Convention is "The World of
> Educational Quality." Following Eva Baker and Daniel Koretz,
> President and Program Committee Chair of AERA, the "theme highlights
> the importance of attending to educational systems and education
> research outside the United States. There are efforts around the
> globe, in both developed and developing nations, to reform
> educational systems, improve equity of access and opportunity, and
> strengthen student learning." The themes of "world" and "quality"
> can also be interpreted more broadly, to include work that draws upon
> disciplines outside of education research, and work that addresses
> the quality of educational practice and research (see
> Our SIG has a lot to contribute to this convention theme, because the
> relation between culture and education is central to our work. This
> is an opportunity to show the broader AERA community the importance
> and relevance of cultural-historical research to pressing
> contemporary issues-such as globalization, international relations,
> and educational reform in social and cultural context. Research
> conducted internationally, or in diverse cultural communities, would
> be particularly well-suited to the conference theme.
> Last year, each SIG was assigned a number of sessions based on total
> membership. This year, the numbers and type of sessions each SIG
> gets is related, largely but not entirely, to the number of
> submissions that SIG receives. This means that WE NEED FOR YOU TO
> SUBMIT PROPOSALS TO OUR SIG! It also means that the odds of
> acceptance will remain roughly constant regardless of the number of
> submissions that we receive, unlike in previous years when each
> additional proposal had to compete for a fixed number of slots.
> Please read the AERA call for proposals at
> before preparing your proposal.
> This call describes the possible formats for sessions and for
> presentations.
> We'd also like to take this time to remind folks just how much we
> value and thrive on the basis of your other contributions. In
> particular, we need reviewers to volunteer VERY SOON. Please log in
> to the 2007 AERA Annual Convention Online System
> ( This is also the place to
> volunteer to be a discussant or chair.
> The Proposal Submission System will close on August 2, 2006.
> We look forward to seeing each of you at the 2007 AERA Annual
> Meeting, April 9-13 in Chicago, Illinois.
> All the best - Jennifer and Keith
> --
> ______________________________
> Dr. Jennifer A. Vadeboncoeur
> The University of British Columbia
> Faculty of Education
> 2125 Main Mall
> Library Block 272B
> Vancouver BC V6T-1Z4
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