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[xmca] FW: Due dates for Castle Conference in 2010


Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices

due on or before

September 14, 2009


Herstmonceux VIII

Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, England

August 1-5, 2010

Navigating the Public and Private: Negotiating the Diverse Landscape of
Teacher Education


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. 


Proposal Guidelines: 

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:

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
browse box. 

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:
<mailto:CastleVIII@gmail.com> CastleVIII@gmail.com. 

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
proceed! J 



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.


Important Dates:

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
conference papers

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:lynnette_erickson@byu.edu>

Stefinee Pinnegar,  <mailto:stefinee_pinnegar@byu.edu>

Janet Young,  <mailto:janet_young@byu.edu> janet_young@byu.edu


Instructions for opening a Google Docs Account:

Access the Google Docs home page by Googling Google Docs  (
<http://www.docs.google.com/> www.docs.google.com) 

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
715-425-3774 phone
715-425-0622 fax


Bob Fecho


Program Coordinator

Reading Education

309 Aderhold Hall

Athens, Georgia 30602

706 207 5909 (c)

706 542 3817 (f)







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