>>Call for Proposals: National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for
>>Mid-winter Conference February 24-26, 2006
>>We invite proposals that address the following issues, topics and
>>will frame our Midwinter Conference for 2006.
>>Who gets to set educational agendas, how are they defined, and what
>>are offered? How are larger social, economic, and political contexts
>>in different and competing agendas for school reform in the area of literacy
>>instructional practice? As researchers, how can we position ourselves--what
>>practices, resources, contexts can we use---to play more powerful roles in
>>setting policy that supports literacy practices and growth of all learners?
>>How do we measure and discuss the consequences of literacy practices and
>>policies on school equity and social justice? To what extent does our
>>help professionals in educational or other settings engage in discussions
>>as (1) how do students' racial identities affect their school literacy
>>experiences, teacher choices about literacy practices, and school
>>how do we situate children's first languages as an asset to literacy learning
>>in English? (3) how can teacher professionals protect their intellectual
>>freedom to create literacy learning contexts? In what ways is the literacy
>>research we practice useful to teachers and others interested in engaging in
>>meaningful policy reform?
>>We welcome proposals grounded in diverse perspectives, including, among
>>critical race, postcolonial, postmodern, multicultural, feminist and queer
>>theories; critical discourse analysis; critical and anti-racist
>>ethnic, cultural, cross-cultural, historical and comparative studies. We
>>proposals that focus on empirical research including teacher/action research,
>>as well as conceptual/theoretical work.
>>Proposals (no more than 2 single-spaced pages) should address the
>>research question(s), methodology, findings/issues/questions for
>>how the research will contribute to the conference conversation. If your
>>is a conceptual/theoretical one, please describe your theoretical
>>argument and tell how it will contribute to the conference conversation.
>>indicate in the opening lines of the proposal whether you intend to focus on
>>empirical or conceptual/theoretical questions.
>>Proposals are due by December 1, 2005.
>>Please send proposals to:
>>Office of Undergraduate Studies
>>104 O'Shaughnessy Hall
>>University of Notre Dame
>>Notre Dame, IN 46556
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