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[xmca] FW: Due dates for Castle Conference in 2010
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices
due on or before
September 14, 2009
Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, England
August 1-5, 2010
Navigating the Public and Private: Negotiating the Diverse Landscape of
Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices (S-STEP), a special interest group
of AERA, invites you to participate in the 2010 Castle Conference. All
proposals are welcomed, and membership in S-STEP is not required for
proposal submission. Conference organizers and editors of the proceedings
are Lynnette Erickson, Stefinee Pinnegar and Janet Young, all from Brigham
Young University, Provo, Utah, USA.
Our theme for the eighth international conference on self-study of teacher
education practices is Navigating the Public and Private: Negotiating the
Diverse Landscape of Teacher Education. Authors of proposals are encouraged
to incorporate this theme into their work, but the lack of a clear
connection to the conference theme alone will not disqualify a proposal.
1. Maximum length for proposals is 1000 words. (Maximum length for
final proceedings papers is 3000 words.) References are not included in the
word count for proposals and papers. Include the following details and
suggested headings in the proposal:
Context of the Study
Presentation Format (e.g., discussion, interactive experience, hands-on
Technology needed. (Note: Providing your own laptop is recommended)
2. Save your manuscript in Rich Text Format (RTF). Mac or PC versions
are acceptable. Figures must be submitted as GIF or JPG images. Please do
not use running heads, running footers, page numbering or reference list
software. The proposal should not contain information that would identify
the author(s) as the review will be blind. The name of your proposal file
must include your surname and your first initial, up to 5 letters of your
institution name, and the letters "prop." (e.g., Lynnette Erickson from
Brigham Young University would send a proposal file named
3. Your proposal must be accompanied by a separate document (cover
sheet) containing the following information: Proposal title; name(s) of
author(s) and their institutional affiliation(s); name, email address,
mailing address, and office telephone number for the contact person. The
name of your cover sheet file must include your surname and your first
initial, up to 5 letters of your institution name, and the letters "cov."
(e.g., Lynnette Erickson would send a cover sheet file named
Submitting proposals will be a slightly different process than in past
years. As indicated above, you will submit two documents in the proposal
1. You will need a Google Docs account. These accounts are free of cost
and are available worldwide to anyone with access to the Internet. If you
do not already have such an account, instructions for opening a Google Docs
account are provided at the end of this call for proposals.
2. Enter your home page of Google Docs, and click upload (found on the
menu bar under the Google logo)
a. In the upload a File section, browse your hard drive to locate your
proposal file and select your proposal file, and the name will appear in the
b. Browse your hard drive to locate your proposal file. Click on Upload
file. It is not necessary to enter a URL or rename the file. Your document
will appear on the screen.
c. Click on Share located in the upper right hand corner of the
screen. A drop-down menu will appear. Select Share with others.
d. Using the radio button on the left hand side of the screen, Invite
people as collaborators.
e. In the box provided, type in the following email address:
f. Under Advanced permissions, check only collaborators may invite
others. This allows for distribution of your proposal to the reviewers.
g. Click on Invite collaborators. A pop-up box will appear asking you
to tell these people about the documents? (This alerts the program
coordinators that you have submitted your proposal.) No message is necessary
in the message box, but check Paste the document itself into the email
message. If you want confirmation that your document has been submitted,
check CC me.
h. Press the Send button.
i. When upload is complete, click on Save and close found in the
upper right hand corner of the screen. This will return you to your home
page of Google Docs.
3. Repeat steps a-i above to submit your cover sheet.
Your proposal and cover sheet are now available and the review process can
A unique aspect of the Castle Conference review process is the expectation
that individuals who submit proposals and papers will also serve as peer
reviewers for their colleagues. If you submit a proposal to the Castle VIII
Conference, you will be asked to review two or three proposals and at least
one paper for the conference. Reviewers will access both proposals and
papers for review through Google Docs.
Authors submitting a full paper for publication in the conference
proceedings are expected to attend the conference and present their work.
Papers unaccompanied by at least one of their authors will not be included
in the published proceedings.
Sept. 14, 2009 Proposals due (from authors)
Sept. 28, 2009 Reviewers receive proposals for review
Oct. 19, 2009 Proposal reviews due (from reviewers)
Oct. 26, 2009 Notification of acceptance to authors
Jan 18, 2010 First Draft of Conference Paper due (3000 word
Jan. 22, 2010 Reviewers receive first draft of conference
papers for review
Feb. 15, 2010 First draft reviews due (from reviewers)
Mar. 12, 2010 Authors receive feedback on first draft of
April 5, 2010 Author submit final revision of papers
May 7, 2010 Final proofs to authors for approval
May 17, 2010 Authors' approval of proofs due
July 1, 2010 Conference proceedings available online
Please contact the program chairs with any questions. We look forward to
your participation in the Castle Conference 2010.
Lynnette Erickson, <mailto:email@example.com>
Stefinee Pinnegar, <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Janet Young, <mailto:email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructions for opening a Google Docs Account:
Access the Google Docs home page by Googling Google Docs (
Click Get started on the right side of the screen to create a new account.
Provide required information and click on I accept. Create my account.
When directed on the next screen Click here to continue.
Mary. P. Manke, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
410 S. 3rd St.
River Falls WI 54022
309 Aderhold Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602
706 207 5909 (c)
706 542 3817 (f)
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