[MLE] Language Education and Diversity conference - New Zealand November 2007

Dear Interest group,
Again an interesting conference!

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Subject: {AILA Research Network on Language Policy} Language Education and Diversity conference - New Zealand November 2007

Language, Education and Diversity Conference 2007

Call for Papers

The organisers invite submissions of abstracts for presentations at the 2nd International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity (LED 2007).  The conference is to be held 21-24 November 2007 at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

The conference will focus on language and education, with particular reference to  addressing/accommodating diversity. Within this broad focus, there will be specific streams on:

  • English language education (TESL/TEFL)
  • Literacy education (both school and adult literacy)
  • Bilingual/immersion education
  • Language education planning and policy 
Keynote speakers for the LED 2007 Conference include:
  • Suresh Canagarajah
  • Jim Cummins
  • Ofelia Garcia
  • Hilary Janks
  • Allan Luke
  • Teresa McCarty
  • Bernard Spolsky 
We welcome proposals for papers, colloquia and poster sessions.
Presentation Formats Paper presentation – 30 minutes including 5 minutes for questions and answers. This is a lecture style presentation supported with visual material.  Colloquium – 3 hours. This is an opportunity for several presenters with a related theme or topic to present together in a supportive environment. Colloquium will involve 4 – 6 registered participants. At least 15 minutes should be left for questions and audience interaction. It is the responsibility of the colloquium chair to organise their colloquium group. Colloquium abstracts should include a short paragraph on what each author will be presenting on and should be submitted by the colloquium chair. If your colloquium abstract is greater than 300 words, please contact the conference organiser. Poster Session – This is a display of material on a poster (no more than two A1 sheets) with scheduled opportunities to discuss the material with interested individuals. What to Present Conference presentations should relate to the conference theme in some way, with a focus on the conference streams outlined above. Submission Deadline Date Final date for receipt of abstracts is 30 April 2007. Need More Information Contact the conference organisers: Paardekooper and Associates Phone: +64 4 568 4576  Email: led@paardekooper.co.nz --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "AILA Research Network on Language Policy" group. To post to this group, send email to LPREN@googlegroups.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to LPREN-unsubscribe@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/LPREN -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---