Upcoming Conferences

CSSE Intersection Scenarios Symposium Preview 3: Occasional Teacher Isolation

Yearning to Belong to the Teaching Community

Nadia is an occasional teacher in GTA mostly teaching primary level; whenever she goes to school ‘A’ she receives a warm welcome from students, whether it is her first time in that class or if she is returning the third time. Majority of the students in that school belong to the same ethnic background as hers. Some students identifying with her ethnic background would ask her if she was from India and hearing her answer in affirmation would remark, “My mother is from India too”, “or I was born in India”. Some others identifying her being a Muslim would ask, “Can I say ‘salaam’ to you?”

In short Nadia feels welcome in that school by the students; however, mingling with teachers is another story.  Although, some might occasionally involve in some small talk, such as “oh how was your day today?” or “which grade were you supply teaching today”, she mostly feels invisible in the staffroom. Her greetings were returned with cold replies and the teachers sitting next to her would engage in conversation with colleagues across the table. Nadia wanted to connect; she wanted to learn from their experiences.  This is one of the three schools that she visits often and now recognizes many faces; but she fails to see a glimmer of recognition in their eyes in exchange. Nadia feels so unwelcome in the staffroom that she now prefers sitting in her car during lunchtime.

To learn more about this scenario, including the author’s own response, please attend the Intersections of Diverse Teachers and Diverse Learners at CSSE 2013, or stay tuned to the DiT website because we will be posting those details in the near future.

Until then, please leave a comment so that we can read your responses to this scenario. Here are some questions to consider interacting with each other and the author (Syeda Rufeeda Bukhari, from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, at the University of Toronto) about:

  1. What should Nadia do in order satisfy her yearning to belong to the teaching community?
  2. What is she doing wrong?
  3. How can she correct it?

 

 

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CSSE Intersection Scenarios Symposium Preview 2: Dear Santa…

Teachers as gatekeepers: Validating diversity in the classroom

During my practice teaching block, my associate teacher introduced letter writing to her grade 1 and 2 class. Every year in December, this teacher introduced parts of a letter and then her students wrote and mailed letters to Santa Claus. She said her students loved this yearly tradition because they were always excited to receive letters from Santa right before the winter break. However, this made me feel uneasy as I knew my associate teacher was aware that many of the kids in her class did not celebrate Christmas, or if they did, many did not believe Santa was real. Nevertheless, she insisted this was a harmless activity, it’s a great way to introduce letter writing and it “worked” every year.  As I walked around the class asking students what they’re thinking to write, many did not know where to begin – they did not celebrate Christmas, they didn’t have a Christmas tree or a chimney in their home. Despite this, many students pretended to celebrate Christmas and wrote their entire letter based on what they commonly observed in the media. This year, a grade 2 student named Steven (pseudonym) refused to write a letter because he did not celebrate Christmas. Steven was also was known for his behavioural disorder, so to avoid an unwanted situation, my teacher gave him an alternate task while the rest of the class continued to write their letters. My teacher was annoyed with the situation, as she believed this was an innocent act of writing a letter to a fictional character – what’s the harm?

To learn more about this scenario, including the author’s own response, please attend the Intersections of Diverse Teachers and Diverse Learners at CSSE 2013, or stay tuned to the DiT website because we will be posting those details in the near future.

Until then, please leave a comment so that we can read your responses to this scenario. Here are some questions to consider interacting with each other and the author (Sama Hamid, from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, at the University of Toronto) about:

  1. If you were my associate teacher, how would you respond/address this issue?
  2. Do you think this teacher appropriately accommodated the cultural/religious diversity of her class?
  3. Given the various constraints educators face – such as limited time, resources, a vast curriculum, etc. – how can we balance our responsibilities as educators and still give our students a broader knowledge of human diversity that is representative of their class and their communities?
  4. How can teachers create a balanced multicultural environment?

 

 

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CSSE Intersection Scenarios Symposium Preview 1: Responding to Conflict

Teenage Anglo boys and Images of a Girl Wearing a Hijab in a
Canadian Catholic High School

You are a teacher candidate in a practicum placement in a Catholic high school in a large urban area. The majority of the students in school are of Catholic faith, but there are also students of other religions. One thing that you have been witnessing is that Muslim girls who wear a hijab are being teased by other students in the school. One day, as you walk down the hall during a break you notice a male student teasing a female student who is wearing a hijab. Her brother runs to her rescue, and a fight starts between the two boys. The female student starts to cry. Other students gather around, and you are the only one in the hall; no other teacher or school personnel are present.

To learn more about this scenario, including the author’s own response, please attend the Intersections of Diverse Teachers and Diverse Learners at CSSE 2013, or stay tuned to the DiT website because we will be posting those details in the near future.

Until then, please leave a comment so that we can read your responses to this scenario. Here are some questions to consider interacting with each other and the author (Victorina Baxan, from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, at the University of Toronto) about:

  1. What would you do?
  2. Who do you think the “teaser” is?
  3. What reason is there for him to have this kind of behavior?
  4. Why do you think the female student started to cry: as it because of the boys fighting or because of the teasing? Why do you think that way?
  5. What kind of questions do you think she gets about the hijab?
  6. How could you tell if teasing has gotten out of hand?
  7. How might you help someone who is being teased?

 

 

 

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Scenarios at the Intersection of Diverse Teachers and Diverse Learners

At the 2013 Annual Conference for The Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), a symposium entitled At the Intersection of Diverse Teachers and Diverse Learners will feature several scenarios that address issues related to diversity in education.

In the near future, those scenarios will be posted to pages of the Diversity in Teaching Site. The scenarios relate to aspects of diversity in teaching and include issues pertaining to the diversification of the teaching force, the impact of diverse teachers on school communities, the manner in which inclusive pedagogy is operationalized in classrooms and schools, the response of teachers to poverty, the preparation of teachers for diversity, and the experiences of diverse teachers and learners in urban schools

In the time leading up to the conference, sneak previews for each scenario will also be featured as separate blog postings that we invite your commentary upon.  We hope you will be able to interact with us about the scenarios on line before and after the conference, and of course in person at the conference.

 

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Upcoming Conferences 2013/2014

April 2013
13th                 Missouri NAME Conference 2013
19th – 20th    Texas NAME Conference 2013
19th – 20th    Diversity and Graduate Education 2013

May 2013
1st – 2 nd       Prepárate: Educating Latinos for the Future of America
2nd – 3rd        A Dream Deferred:The Future of African America Education
9th – 11th      Korean AME Conference 2013
15th – 17th    Immigration and Settlement
22nd               2013 Diverse Teachers for Diverse Learners
30th – 31st    NASAI Conference 2013

August 2013
6th – 22nd     Intercultural Communication 2013
29th – 30th   Intercultural or Multicultural Ed

September 2013
9th – 13th    Metropolis International 2013

October 2013
16th             NECME Conf 2013

November 2013
6th – 10th   Name’s 23rd Annual Intn’l Conf

Archives

February 2013
15th – 19th    ATE 2013 Meeting
2oth – 22nd   Gobalization, Diversity and Education 2013
2oth – 22nd   TESOL 2013 Conference

March 2013
14th – 16th   Metropolis National 2013

2012 Conferences   2012 Conferences

October 2012
18th – 20th     Modeling Equity, Engaging Difference

November 2012
12 – 13   Diverse Teachers for Diverse Learners
28 – Dec 1   NAME Conference 2012

 

NAME’s 23rd Annual Intn’l Conf

Announcing NAME’s 23rd Annual International Conference

Conference Theme: Erasing the Shadows, Embracing the Light:
Re/visioning Multicultural Education

Nov. 6-10, 2013
Oakland City Center Marriott,
Oakland CA

Call for proposals Deadline: May 8.

In the light – no closets, no basements, no margins, no shadows – a vocal and activist-oriented majority, is demanding attention and justice.  Our communities challenge those in power, calling on all to reconsider who belongs, whose voices count, how to engage in teaching and learning, and how to embrace a multicultural democratic society: Who are we? How did we get here? Where are we going? What constitutes “the public?”  Today individuals and communities critique those systems of power that dismiss their rights and offer a vision and a powerful hope for the future. A better world, better schools, and better classrooms are possible.

Multicultural social justice-oriented educators and community activists foster diversity in education — incurriculum, pedagogy, assessment, and stewardship of schools and communities. We especially encourage the submission of proposals that explore creative and culturally responsive practices for multicultural education. Teachers and students are reframing the purposes of education to better serve the needs of students, families, caregivers, community activists, and advocates.

CLICK for complete  CALL FOR PROPOSALS information

 

Intercultural Communication 2013

Intercultural Communication and Education:
Moving On

ORGANISER: The University of Helsinki , Department of Teacher Education, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences

DATES: August 6 to 22, 2013

PRICES: 490 EUR  http://helsinkisummerschool.fi/home/prices
CREDITS: 6 ECTS
COORDINATOR: Prof. Fred Dervin, fred.dervin(at)helsinki.fi, Prof. Karen Risager (University of Roskilde, Denmark)

http://helsinkisummerschool.fi/home/courses/intercultural_communication_and_education_moving_on_

Are you confused about the many words that are used in research and practice to talk about encounters between people from different countries: intercultural, multicultural but also cross-cultural and even global? Are these concepts and notions different or similar? How can we research the phenomena they attempt to describe? Do you find it difficult to relate current criticisms of these terms, research methods and how research results are presented?

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In this course we will talk about intercultural communication and education from a new perspective. The course is a follow-up to a very successful summer school in Denmark in 2011, co-organised with the international research group CULTNET. We propose to take Intercultural and Identity: Research Methodseven further, moving on to the entire research process from concepts to methods and analysis.

Learn not to be confused about the ‘intercultural’!
The Helsinki Summer School course offers up-to-date lectures, discussion of research papers as well as research talks on the latest developments and advances in the fields of intercultural communication and education. Practical sessions will help the participants to improve their own work. The course is aimed at Master’s and PhD students who specialise in any aspect related to intercultural communication and education.

The following topics will be covered during the course: the ‘old’ and contested concept of culture; from identity to identification; renewing concepts; the ‘inter’ of intercultural; language and the ‘intercultural’; complexifying the analysis of intercultural phenomena; and ethical responsibilities of researchers and practitioners.

Why attend this course?
• To get up-to-date and critical knowledge about how to do research on intercultural communication and education
• To test new ways of working on intercultural communication and education
• To learn how to challenge ‘old’ and unsatisfactory ways of conceptualising and working on the ‘intercultural’
• To meet and discuss your own work with renowned researchers
• To reflect on one’s responsibility as researcher and practitioner.

The course organisers are noted scholars in the field. Fred Dervin is Professor of Multicultural Education, University of Helsinki, and holds several positions in universities across the world. His research interests include intercultural competences in academic mobility and education, and multicultural education. He has published more than 20 books on these issues. Karen Risager is Emerita Professor of Cultural Encounters at Roskilde University. She has published widely on language, culture and identity as theorised in a transnational and global perspective. Dervin and Risager co-organised the first summer school on research methods for the ‘intercultural’ at Roskilde University in 2011.

Please direct any questions about the content of this course to the course coordinator. Any questions on the general arrangements (accommodation, scholarship, etc.) should be addressed to the Summer School office at summer-school(at) helsinki.fi

 Please note that we are also organizing an international conference on Intercultural vs. Multicultural Education: the End of Rivalries? (29-30.8.2013)

http://blogs.helsinki.fi/intercultural-multicultural/

2013 Diverse Teachers for Diverse Learners

Second and Final Call for Papers

Diverse Teachers for Diverse Learners

22nd May 2013
Hedmark University College, Norway
Proposal deadline: March 1, 2013

To this international conference Hedmark University College and the Diverse Teachers for Diverse Learners network* invite scholars to share research and critically debate how teacher education should take into account increasing cultural, linguistic and religious diversity among teachers and students. Following an opening plenary speech on Post-Intercultural Education, the conference is organized around three parallel symposia focusing on racism, bilingual teachers and pedagogical differentiation, respectively. In addition, abstracts of papers on these or related topics, to be read in parallel paper sessions, are also welcome. People who want to participate without presenting a paper are invited to register for the conference as well.

Keynote Speaker
Professor Fred Dervin, University of Helsinki: Towards Post-intercultural Education? Putting an end to certain ‘hoaxes’

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Fred Dervin is Professor of Multicultural Education at the University of Helsinki (Finland). He specializes in language and intercultural education, the sociology of multiculturalism and linguistics for intercultural communication and education. Dervin has published extensively on identity, the ‘intercultural’ and mobility/migration. He has published over 20 books: Politics of Interculturality (co-edited with Anne Lavanchy and Anahy Gajardo, Newcastle: CSP, 2011), Impostures Interculturelles (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2012), Linguistics for Intercultural Education (co-edited with Tony Liddicoat, New York: Benjamins, 2013) and Identity and Interculturality: Research Methods (with Karen Risager, Routledge, 2013). He is the series editor of Education beyond borders (Peter Lang) and Post-intercultural communication and education (CSP). His website is: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/dervin/

Conference symposia

Symposium 1: Racism(s) and “race” in education
This symposium attempts to put racism(s) and “race” back into the dialogue on educational inclusion and social justice. It addresses the silencing of “race” in the dominant work on inclusive and anti-discriminatory education, where the focus has largely been on culture and ethnicity rather than e.g. legacies of scientific racism and colonialism.
Introductions:
Professor Geri Smyth, University of Strathclyde, UK
Associate Professor Camilla Eline Andersen, Hedmark University College, Norway

Symposium 2: Teachers from linguistic minority backgrounds
The focus of the symposium is on some of the challenges teachers from linguistic minority backgrounds face in the mainstream. The theme will be approached from a policy analysis and an in-service perspective.
Introductions:
Associate Professor Clea A. Schmidt, Ph.D., University of Manitoba, Canada
PhD candidate Joke Dewilde, Hedmark University College, Norway

Symposium 3: Differentiated instruction within mainstream
Today, there is an increasing tendency to prioritize inclusion into the mainstream at the expense of bilingual instruction. Through the presentation and conceptual analysis of empirical examples from classrooms, this symposium will discuss how this challenge can be met by schools and researchers.
Introductions:
Maria Johanson, Globala Gymnasiet, Stockholm, Sweden
Professor Sidsel Karlsen, Hedmark University College, Norway
Professor Sidsel Lied and Professor Thor Ola Engen, Hedmark University College, Norway

Abstract Submission
Abstracts of no more than 300 words for papers to be presented in parallel sessions should be sent by e-mail to marte.monsen@hihm.no by 1st March 2013. Please state the title of the proposed paper, the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation and full contact details. You will be informed by 15th March 2013 whether your paper has been selected for the conference.

Practical information
Deadline for registering to the conference is 22nd April 2013. For information regarding conference program, accommodation etc., please visit the conference website: http://www.hihm.no/Prosjektsider/Utdanning-og-diversitet/DTDL-Conference
General enquiries should be addressed to marte.monsen@hihm.no.

 

Globalization, Diversity and Education

9th Annual International Globalization, Diversity and Education Conference

Visualizing global problems and possibilities:
Imagining pedagogies of transformation

February 20-22, 2013
Heathman LodgeVancouver, Washington 

Call for proposals
Proposal deadline: December 3, 2012

We are pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 9th Annual International Globalization, Diversity and Education Conference to be held at the Heathman Lodge, Vancouver Washington. This is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the issues of education, diversity and social justice in a global society.

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We have had participations from fields as diverse as Nursing, Political Science, Communication, Women’s Studies, University Extension and many others. We conceive of education and pedagogy broadly to include media, community action, political activism, aesthetics and myriad forms of alternative educations. The conference provides a forum for presenting ideas and engaging in conversation on the interrelationships among cultural pedagogies, ecopedagogies, contemporary identity shaping, global consciousness, indigeneity, cosmopolitanism, media literacy, social theory, social justice and activism. We welcome participation of researchers, educators, students, teachers, activists and community members. Proposals may address the theme of the conference from a range of intellectual, practical and activist perspectives. Individual papers, panels and alternative sessions that may include film/documentary screenings, workshops, exhibitions, poster sessions, and other creative endeavors are invited.
We strongly encourage submissions in alternative and aesthetic formats. The goal of the conference organizers is to have sessions that encourage conversation among the participants and the audience.

Find more information here: http://education.wsu.edu/globalization

 

ATE’s 2013 Annual Meeting

ATE’s 2013 Annual Meeting in Atlanta

Living and Learning across a Lifetime

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

February 15-19, 2013
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

The 2013 Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The theme selected by President Ann Shelly is Living and Learning across a Lifetime.

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For planning purposes, registration fee for the 2013 Annual Meeting will be $255 for members (early bird) and $330 for non-members (early bird).

Register early and save! Early bird rates end January 15, 2013.

Click here to go to the online secure registration site. Click here to download a pdf of the registration form which you can fax or mail with payment information.


Sunday Clinics

A number of clinics will be available on Saturday, February 16, at no additional charge to Annual Meeting registrants. More information will be available soon.

Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops will be offered in Atlanta on Friday, February 15, and Saturday, February 16. Click here for complete descriptions.Workshops are numbered according to the registration form .

For more information: http://www.ate1.org/pubs/2013_Annual_Meetin_1.cfm

 

 

TESOL Conf

TESOL Conference

Feb 20-22, 2013
Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Languages Canada’s 6th annual conference will be held at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Kicking off the conference will be a welcome reception on Wednesday, February 20th, followed by plenary and break-out sessions all day February 21 and 22 and finishing with the Annual General Meeting (members only) on Saturday, February 23, 2013.

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Languages Canada will recognize the association’s accomplishments during these early years and will continue to enhance and develop long term plans to promote and advocate Canada’s language education sector nationally and internationally. There will be both plenary sessions and professional development workshops involving international presenters in 3 streams: Marketing, Student Experience, and Leadership . Please check the conference website page for more details as they are confirmed.

Languages Canada is Canada’s premier language organization representing its two official languages: English and French. Membership is limited to schools which meet the rigorous standards of the association and who are committed to upholding them. Languages Canada is recognized by the Canadian government and internationally.

 

15th National Metropolis Conf

15th National Metropolis Conference

Building an Integrated Society

March 14-16, 2013
Ottawa Convention Center

CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre is pleased to announce that the Annual Metropolis Conference will once again take place in 2013. Building upon the success of past conferences, including the last one hosted by CERIS this year, the 15th National Metropolis Conference will take place in Ottawa from March 14-16, 2013.

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The theme of this conference is Building an Integrated Society and remains the principal national forum for interdisciplinary dialogue on immigration among researchers, government, and non-government sector partners.  Proposals for workshops, roundtables, and posters are now being accepted until December 20, 2012. See proposal instructions here.

CERIS is proud to continue to support the 2013 National Metropolis Conference. More information can be found on the 15th National Metropolis Conference website.

 

Missouri NAME Conf

NAME Region 7 Conference

Closing the Learning Gap:
Language, Culture & Multicultural Teaching

April 13, 2013

University of Kansas City-Missouri

Conference Theme: Closing the Learning Gap: Language, Culture & Multicultural Teaching

Keynote Speaker: Sonia Nieto
Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Rethinking the Gap: An Agenda to Equalize Education

Visit MO-NAME’s website to register: http://www.moname.org/name-region-7.html

 

Texas NAME Conf

NAME Region 6 Conference

A Global Odyssey: Exploring Multicultural
Education
in our Changing World
April 19 – 20, 2013
Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
L.B.J. Student Center

Complete information at: www.txname.org 

 

Diversity and Graduate Education 2013

Tenth Annual Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education

Then and Now: Historicizing the Contemporary State of
Diversity in Higher Education

April 19-20, 2013

Yale Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

The “Annual Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education” finds its origins in our treasured collaboration with Howard University. It has become a dynamic and increasingly recognized academic conference, drawing New Haven community residents, scholars, administrators, and graduate and undergraduate students from across the nation.

Yale, the first institution in the country to award graduate degrees, is Dr. Edward A. Bouchet’s alma mater. Dr. Bouchet is the first self identified African American ever to receive the PhD in any discipline and the 6th person in the Western Hemisphere to be awarded the PhD in physics.

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Whether you are engaged in research, teaching, or any of the many facets of administration, this conference is for you! We invite you to participate in vigorous discussions on diversity in graduate education and ongoing research across disciplines in universities located in all parts of the Nation. You won’t want to miss this extraordinary opportunity to network with graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and administrators from across the country on April 19-20, 2013 at the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences campus.

Save the date and bring along a colleague. This distinguished event is sure to be informative, enlightening, thought-provoking, and fun.

For further information, please e-mail Michelle Nearon or view the topics in the Resources box at right above.

Sponsored by the Yale Graduate School’s Office for Diversity & Equal Opportunity
http://www.yale.edu/graduateschool/diversity/bouchet_conf.html
More information can be found on the 15th Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences website.

 

Prepárate:Educating Latinos for the Future of America

PrepárateTM :
Educating Latinos for the Future of America

May 1-2, 2013
Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois

Be a Part of the Solution!

The future is today! The need to help prepare all students for access and success in education is now! Prepárate: Educating Latinos for the Future of America brings together professionals from middle schools, secondary schools, higher education, and community-based organizations to discuss solutions, share best-practices, and address crucial topics in education.

Who should attend?

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  • School counselors
  • Teachers
  • College admission and outreach officers
  • Financial aid administrators
  • Community organization leaders
  • Researchers
  • Legislators and policymakers
  • Industry leaders supporting education
  • Parents and parent engagement coordinators
  • K-12 and higher education administrators

Registration

Registration for the 2013 conference is open.

Call for Proposal – Deadline Passed

Sponsoring Prepárate

If your organization would like to sponsor or exhibit at Prepárate 2013, please review our prospectus or email preparate@collegeboard.org for additional information.

Also Join Us for…

A Dream Deferred™: The Future of African American Education is being held in conjunction with and following the 2013 Prepárate conference. Some events during the three days will be held jointly to encourage networking and collegial support and sharing of best practices serving underrepresented and minority students in educational success. Others events will pertain and be open to attendees registered for a single conference (Prepárate) or dual registration for both conferences. Please visit the 2013 A Dream Deferred website for more information.

 

A Dream Deferred: The Future of African American Education

A Dream Deferred™: The Future of African American Education

May 2-3, 2013
Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois

Be a part of the solution!

The future is today! The need to help prepare all students for access and success in education is now! A Dream Deferred: The Future of African American Education brings together professionals from middle schools, secondary schools, higher education, and community-based organizations to discuss solutions, share best-practices, and address crucial topics in education.

Who should attend?

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  • School counselors
  • Teachers
  • College admission and outreach officers
  • Financial aid administrators
  • Community organization leaders
  • Researchers
  • Legislators and policymakers
  • Industry leaders supporting education
  • Parent engagement coordinators
  • K-12 and higher education administrators

Registration

Registration for the 2013 conference is open.

Call for Proposals – Deadline Passed

Sponsoring A Dream Deferred

If your organization would like to sponsor or exhibit at A Dream Deferred 2013, please review our prospectus or email dreamdeferred@collegeboard.org for additional information.

 

Korean AME Conf 2013

Korean Association for Multicultural Education 2013 International Conference

Reconstructing Education, Culture and Identity in a Global Age

hosted by the Korean Association for Multicultural Education (KAME)

 May 9th-11th, 2013
Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

Theme: Reconstructing Education, Culture and Identity in a Global Age

The conference will provide a platform for researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the field of multicultural education from home and abroad to share ideas and research findings, and build up a worldwide network of scholarly discussions and friendship.

The 2013 international conference of the Korean Association for Multicultural Education (KAME) will be held on May 9th-11th, 2013 at Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. Under the theme of Reconstructing Education, Culture, and Identity in a Global Age, the conference will provide a platform for educational researchers, policy makers, and practitioners from around the world to share ideas and research findings, and to build up a worldwide network of scholarly discussions and friendship.

KAME has established international collaborative partnerships with the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) in the United States and the International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE) in Europe, as encapsulated in Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) signed with these organizations. The headquarters of KAME are currently located in Seoul, Korea.The 2013 KAME international conference will be the first conference to be held by KAME after it has completed signing MOUs with both NAME and IAIE.

Keynote speakers of the 2013 KAME international conference include:

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James A. Banks (University of Washington, USA)

Gerald W. Fry (University of Minnesota, USA)

Paul C. Gorski (George Mason University, USA)

Jagdish Gundara (University of London, UK; President of IAIE)

Kevin Kumashiro (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA; President of NAME)

Fabio L. Rocca (Universite 3 de Montpellier, France)

For further information, please visit the official website of KAME (http://kame.or.kr) or send an email to the managing assistant (kame2008@naver.com).

The conference will provide a platform for researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the field of multicultural education from home and abroad to share ideas and research findings, and build up a worldwide network of scholarly discussions and friendship.

KAME invites submissions of manuscripts (or extended abstracts which are detailed enough for the organizers to judge the merits of the paper). Any presentation pertaining to the conference theme or related topics dealing with research agendas and policy issues in the field of multicultural education are welcome. Please submit the manuscript or extended abstract electronically with a short curricular vitae to kame2008@naver.com (orsakim22@hanyang.ac.kr or yunkyung@hanyang.ac.kr ) by November 20, 2012. KAME will inform the authors of whether the submitted paper is accepted by December 20, 2012.

Please send any inquiry to the following addresses:

Professor Yun-Kyung Cha, President

Korean Association for Multicultural Education (yunkyung@hanyang.ac.kr). or

Professor Sunah Kim, sakim22@hanyang.ac.kr.

 

Immigration and Settlement

Immigration and Settlement: Precarious Issues?

May 15-17 2013 at
Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Call for papers, presentations and posters extended until December 14, 2012

The 2013 RCIS conference “Immigration and Settlement: Precarious Futures?” is dedicated to advancing innovative and interdisciplinary research from diverse critical and institutional perspectives in the areas of international migration, immigration, settlement, and diaspora and refugee studies. It aims to integrate theory with practice on aspects of international migration based on values of inclusion and respect for cultural diversity.

The conference will connect international and national research networks with Ontario and especially Toronto, one of the world’s most diverse communities. Furthermore, it will bring together immigration and settlement scholars, graduate students, national, provincial and municipal policy makers, non-government agencies and community representatives.

 Keynote Speaker

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Bridget Anderson, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), Oxford University

 Conference Themes

Within the overarching topic of “Immigration and Settlement: Precarious Futures?”, the conference will address and theorize several subthemes, including (but not limited to):

  • Arts and Culture
  • Citizenship
  • Critical Migration and Border Studies
  • Families, Children and Youth
  • Health
  • Moral Panic, Securitization and Crimilization
  • State, Governance, Politics and Policy
  • Precarious and Temporary Migration
  • Racialization, Gender, Sexuality, Religion
  • Settlement Services
  • Transnationalisms
  • Urban Patterns and Housing
  • Work and Labour

 Registration

Fees (in Cdn $):

Early Bird(before or on Feb 28, 2013) Regular(before or on May 12, 2013) On-site
Student $50 $80 $150
NGO $80 $110 $200
All others $150 $250 $350

Deadlines:

Abstract submission: Dec. 14, 2012
Abstract acceptance: Feb. 15, 2013
Early-bird registration: Feb. 28, 2013
Refund policy: 50% until April 30, 2013. Thereafter, unfortunately, no refunds are possible.

Paper Abstract Submission:

A paper presentation is 20 minutes long or less and describes a research project and its findings, or a well-documented theoretical/practical perspective.To register a paper presentation, please send us an abstract with your name, institutional affiliation, presentation title, 150-word description, and up to five (5) keywords. Also, please identify the conference theme(s) (see above) and send this material: RCIS@ryerson.ca; Deadline extended until Dec. 14, 2012.

Special Panel Proposals:

Special panels are 90 minutes long and typically consist of 3-4 presentations (or 3 papers and a discussant). If you wish to propose and organize a panel, please collect all information (i.e. panel title, names of presenters, presentation titles, presentation abstracts of up to 150 words each, and keywords) and send it as a package to: RCIS@ryerson.ca; Deadline extended until Dec. 14, 2012.

Roundtable Proposals:

Roundtables are 90 minutes long and are less structured than paper panels. A roundtable can contain 3-6 discussants exchanging ideas and/or demonstrating methods of practical relevance. If you wish to propose and organize a roundtable, please collect all information (i.e. roundtable title, names of presenters, a 150 word abstract describing the theme of the roundtable, and keywords) and send it as a package to: RCIS@ryerson.ca; Deadline extended until Dec. 14, 2012.

Poster:

A poster is an exhibit of research or techniques, activities or methods presented on a display board that includes a title, the name of the presenter, and a brief display of graphics, text, photos, illustrations, summaries, charts, realia, etc.  Presenters must be available for discussion during the time designated for one-on-one discussion. No AV equipment or electrical access is available. Abstracts of 150 words or less should include the main premise of the poster, a summary of supporting evidence and the conclusion. Please also identify potential conference theme(s) and send the poster abstract as an email to: RCIS@ryerson.ca; Deadline extended until Dec. 14, 2012.

http://www.ryerson.ca/rcis2013conference/index.html 

 

NASAI Conf 2013

The Native American Student Advocacy Institute

May 30-31, 2013
The University of Montana and Salish Kootenai College, Montana

The integration of education, culture and community is the key to making a difference in the lives of our Native American students. The Native American Student Advocacy Institute (NASAI) brings together K–12 and higher education professionals as well as other academic and community leaders for the College Board’s annual conference addressing the educational experience of Native American students. Please lend your voice, experience and ideas to these important conversations by joining us in Montana.

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Who should attend?

  • School counselors
  • Teachers
  • College admission and outreach officers
  • Financial aid administrators
  • Community organization leaders
  • Industry leaders supporting education
  • Tribal education leaders
  • Researchers
  • Legislators and policymakers
  • Parent engagement coordinators
  • K-12 and higher education administrators

Registration

Registration for the 2013 conference will open in Fall 2012.

Call for Proposals – Deadline Extension

In order to create the best possible conference, we have extended the proposal deadline. All proposal submissions are due by December 14, 2012. Submit your session proposals today! We encourage you to share your knowledge by submitting a session proposal for NASAI 2013.

Sponsoring NASAI

If your organization would like to sponsor or exhibit at NASAI 2013, please review our prospectus or email nasai@collegeboard.org for additional information.

 

Intercultural or Multicultural Ed

Intercultural vs. Multicultural Education:

The End of Rivalries?

Department of Teacher Education,
University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland (Europe):
August 29-30, 2013

Please note that the Helsinki conference is preceded by a Summer School course (6-22.8.2013) entitled

INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION AND EDUCATION: MOVING ON

(click on links for the conferences in Canada and Malaysia)

Western University, London, Ontario (Canada): 8.-9.11.2013

Taylor’s University, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia): 1-2.10.2013


 

Metropolis International Conference

Metropolis International Conference, Finland

Watch for this 2013 conference to be held in Tampere, Finland, September 9-13, 2013. Check here: http://www.international.metropolis.net/ for updates as they become available.

 

NECME Conf 2013

18th Annual New England Conference on

Multicultural Education (NECME)

October 16, 2013
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT

This is a FREE & Very Popular Event!
Watch for details at www.necme.org

 

2012 Conferences
2012 Conferences

Modeling Equity

Modeling Equity, Engaging Difference:

New Frameworks for Diversity and Learning

An online conference evaluation form is available at www.aacu.org/meetings/diversityandlearning/DL2012/evaluation.cfm. Your feedback is important to us and we hope that you will take a few minutes to tell us about your conference experience and recommendations for future Network events.

October 18-20, 2012
Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore, MD

Whether one enjoys the fruits of our democracy or suffers its pains has everything to do with one’s social location.
Ramón Gutiérrez, Foreword to Second Edition, The Drama of Diversity and Democracy: Higher Education and American Commitments (AAC&U 2011)

What we can see depends heavily on what our culture has trained us to look for.
Nell Irvin Painter, The History of White People (W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. 2010)

Conference Overview

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For the past twenty years, AAC&U has gathered together national leaders of the diversity movement to articulate a shared vision of the complex connections between societal diversity, liberal education, and democratic aspirations.  It is now understood that without a fully inclusive vision of democratic justice and voice—and the creation of significant new knowledge that accompanies that recognition—there is no genuine academic excellence; without high expectations for excellence for all, there is no genuine inclusiveness. But unfortunately, “being aware that we are still divided along racial/ethnic, and cultural lines . . . is not the same thing as embracing the task of truly confronting our racial legacies and working to remedy continuing inequities and injustices” (Gutiérrez, Foreword, The Drama of Diversity and Democracy, xiv).

For more information visit: http://www.aacu.org/meetings/diversityandlearning/DL2012/index.cfm

 

Economic and Social Research

The final seminar in the ESRC Seminar Series: Diverse Teachers for Diverse Learners will be held on Monday and Tuesday, 12 and 13 November 2012 at the University of Oxford, England. The  focus will be ‘Teacher Diversity:  What have we learned and what of the future?’

 

Economic and Social Research Council Seminar Series:

Diverse Teachers for Diverse Learners
Research and Perspectives

November 12 & 13, 2012
Oxford, England

In each of the jurisdictions of the UK and in the other countries participating in this seminar series (including Canada, Iceland, Norway and Australia) there is increasing ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity amongst the populations due to a range of political and economic factors.  This diversity is reflected in learner populations in schools.  Yet in the countries under consideration the teaching profession is predominantly white, female and (with the exceptions of Gaelic medium education in Scotland, Welsh medium education in Wales and French immersion in Canada) Anglophone.  Ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity is not reflected in the teaching profession and where teachers diversifying from this ‘norm’ are employed they have often experienced discrimination in the workforce and there are high rates of attrition.

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As the diversity of the student population of schools increases it is essential that the linguistic and cultural needs of all pupils are met.  Many teachers from backgrounds other than the dominant one, bring the potential of linguistic and cultural capital to enhance the teaching profession and the learning of students.  This seminar series has involved employers in addition to academics, teachers and learners and aimed to encourage those with responsibility throughout the UK jurisdictions to view diverse teachers as a resource rather than a deficit and to be able to capitalize on the particular skill sets brought to the profession by diverse teachers.

The series has sought to explore the nature of the existing diversity in the teaching profession and to consider diversity in the life cycle of teachers as professionals from the decision to become a teacher through to leaving the profession, including the continuing professional development and career progression of such teachers.

This final seminar will bring together participants from Seminars 1,2 and 4 along with the evidence from Seminars 3 (teachers) and 5 (school students) and will investigate via a SWOT analysis how to move forward and disrupt the inertia which results in teacher homogeneity.   This seminar will identify the major research questions that now need investigation in order to ensure the programme leads to theoretical and research developments.

Geri Smyth was interviewed  by the  General Teachers Council of Scotland regarding the ESRC Diverse Teachers/Diverse Learners Seminar Series.   The interview is now available as a podcast on the Teaching Scotland website.  Here is the link:

www.teachingscotland.org.uk/podcasts/podcast-diverse-teachers-for-diverse-learners-1012.aspx

 

NAME Conf 2012

National Association for Multicultural Education
22nd Annual Conference

Nov 28-Dec 1, 2012
Philadelphia, PA

Conference Theme: Realizing the Power of Movements through Multicultural Education

2011 was a year when mass public mobilizations rattled the foundations of societies, from the revolutions in the Middle East, to the sit-ins in cities across the United States, to the teacher strikes around the world.  Some led to victories, others to short-term defeat, but all constituted larger movements toward greater equity and social justice. Movements have the power to change our lives, from how we govern and interact, to what we value and believe about who we are and the world that is yet to be.  Movements can push leaders to do the right thing, and/or can resist and intervene and transform.  Perhaps nowhere are movements more significant than in education, where the futures of our next generation and our societies take shape.  And perhaps like no other time is the very enterprise of public education under attack.

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The 22nd Annual International Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) will explore
the role of multicultural education in movements toward equity and social justice at the local, national, and global levels.

From pre-K to higher education, from classroom teaching to student support to school leadership to community advocacy to educational research, advocates and practitioners of multicultural education have long played and continue to play critical roles in movements to make our schools and societies better places for all.
NAME’s 2012 Conference provides a rare and unique opportunity to share resources, build networks, confront challenges, and renew our senses of possibility and hope.

Conference web site: http://nameorg.org/name-2012-conference/

Brochure and registration form: http://nameorg.org/files/2012/N%202012%20Philly%20Conf%20Reg%20Brochure.pdf