Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education

Association Canadienne pour l' Étude de l' Éducation des Adults

CALL FOR PAPERS

21st Annual Conference

May 30-31 & June 1, 2002

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

University of Toronto

Due Date: November 30, 2001

ADULT EDUCATION AND THE CONTESTED TERRAIN OF PUBLIC POLICY

Public policy has been experiencing extensive transformations in the context of the privileging of the market by the state. The Western democratic states endorse public policies which advance the interests of the private sector over the public sector, individuals, and non-state entities. In the last three decades, the state and the market have strengthened their alliances.

The delegation of all power to the market has been associated with a widening gap between the rich and the poor. There is, at the same time, a growing global mobilization against privatization of publicly provided services. In this context it seems timely for educators/learners/practitioners to rethink the relationship between adult education, public policy and civil society. The core questions are:

How have adult educators/learners/practitioners participated in developing, implementing, resisting, and changing public policies globally, nationally, and locally?

How has adult education been implicated in the dismantling of public policy?

How adult education theories and practices have been inspired, informed, and evolved through public policies?

How have adult education theories and methodologies been affected by or have influenced public polices?

What are possibilities and opportunities for adult educators/learners/practitioners and the field to contribute to alternative policy making?

Proposals may address some of the following public policy areas or issues: Anti-racism, anti-colonialism, citizenship, employment/unemployment, equity, environment, housing/homelessness, health, human rights, labour, literacy/language, land and self-governance, mass media, multiculturalism, training/learning/skilling, the arts, trade unionism, violence, war and peace, welfare/poverty, and workplace.

Submissions may also take account of the ways multiple power positions (race, gender, class, sexuality, age, or disability), the experiences of domination and colonialism (Aboriginal People; North/South divisions, urban/rural differences), or growing global capitalist exploitation are implicated in these policies.

Deadline for Receipt of Proposals:

All proposals must be received by November 30th , 2001. Neither faxed nor e-mailed proposals will be accepted.

Types of Proposals

Papers

Research Roundtables

Symposia

Formatting and Submitting Proposal Documents

Where to send your Proposal

Warrant Statement for All Proposals

Session Format and Selection Criteria

Papers

Research Roundtables

Symposia

Electronic formats: Accessibility to the World Wide and for people with disabilities. Beginning this year, all submitted papers, roundtables, and symposia must be submitted in standard electronic formats. Instructions will be included along with the acceptance letter. Or, you may go to http: (To Be Announced)

Types of Proposals

Proposals are invited for papers, research roundtables and symposia on any aspect of adult education.

Paper Proposals

Papers are reports of completed research to be published in the conference proceedings. Papers may present empirical research, model or theory development, or theorizing from the literature.

Submit ONE COPY of a typed cover sheet which includes the paper title, the name, address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of each author, and a signed warrant statement.

Submit FOUR COPIES of a typed two-page abstract, not to exceed 1,000 words. State, at the top of the first page, the paper title and whether the research is completed (or the anticipated date of completion).

Research Roundtable Proposals

Research roundtables provide an opportunity to informally discuss research in progress and research issues with a group of participants. A two-page summary of each research roundtable will be published in the conference proceedings.

Submit ONE COPY of a typed cover sheet which includes the roundtable title, the name, address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of each presenter, and a signed warrant statement.

Submit FOUR COPIES of a typed one-page abstract, not to exceed 600 words. State the roundtable title at the top of the first page.

Symposium Proposals

A symposium presents diverse or conflicting perspectives on a compelling topic or issue that is or should be of concern to adult education researchers.

Submit ONE COPY of a typed cover sheet which includes the name, address, phone and numbers, and e-mail address of the organizer and each presenter, and a signed warrant statement.

Submit FOUR COPIES of a one-page abstract, not to exceed 500 words. An additional half-page abstract (maximum 250 words) from each presenter should provide details to the one-page symposium abstract. Submit four copies of all abstracts with the symposium at the top of the first page.

Formatting and Submitting Proposal Documents

Allow 1" (2.5 cm) margins and use at least 12 pt. type. Citations should be provided in the text, although a reference list is not necessary. NO author names or institutional affiliations should appear in the abstract.

All proposals must be received in hard copy by November 30th, 2001

Neither faxed nor e-mailed proposals will be accepted.

Paper, roundtable and symposium proposals should be sent to the CASAE 2002 receiver:

Dr. Tom Nesbit
Centre for Integrated & Credit Studies
Continuing Studies
Simon Fraser University
515 West Hastings St.
Vancouver, B.C.
V6B 5K3

Warrant Statement for All Proposals

"I [we] warrant that if my [our] paper [or roundtable or symposium] proposal is accepted, I [we] will submit a formally written summary for inclusion in the conference proceedings. I [we] agree that the summary will be typed, single-spaced, and ____ pages long [six pages for papers, two pages for roundtables, eight pages for symposia]. "I [we] understand that if this summary is not submitted by April 1, 2001, my [our] presentation will not be included as part of CASAE 2001."

(Signature) _____________________________________

Session Format and Selection Criteria

Papers

The time allotted for each session is 50 minutes. Identify the paper as (a) empirical, (b) model ortheory development, or (c) theorizing from the literature. Abstracts should be typed as noted inthe above instructions.

a. The empirical research paper should adequately describe: Purpose of study: What does it contribute? Perspective or theoretical framework, including relevant literature. Research design (including rationale for choice of methodology, research questions, modes of data collection and analysis). Findings and conclusions. Implications for adult education theory and practice.

b. Papers developing a model or theory should address: What practical or theoretical void will this model or theory fill with respect to adult education? What are your bases for proposing this model or theory (experience, literature, your own empirical research, etc.)? What are the elements of the model or theory and relationships among its elements? What is its relationship to existing theory?

c. Theorizing from the literature. These can be either explorations based on literature (reviewsand/or critiques) or applications from one field to another which give us new insights about adulteducation. The following should be addressed in the abstract: What is the purpose of this exploration or application? What fields of study, disciplinary perspectives, or bodies of literature are being analyzed? What are the implications for the development of adult education theory and practice?

If your paper is selected for presentation, you will be responsible for submitting a formally written (single-spaced, typed) paper for inclusion in the conference proceedings. Beginning this year, all submitted papers must be submitted in standard electronic formats. Instructions will be included along with the acceptance letter. Or, you may go to http: To be announced.

Such papers must be received by April 1, 2002

Papers received after this date will not be included in the conference. Authors whose papers areaccepted will be notified of the specifications for preparing and submitting papers.

Research Roundtables

The time allotted for each session is 50 minutes. Several roundtable discussions will take placeconcurrently in the same room with each presenter assigned to a different table.

Roundtables are opportunities to discuss research and research issues informally with interested conference participants. Abstracts should be typed as noted in the above instructions and should describe the purpose of the session, explain why it is important, provide any background information needed for the discussion and pose the questions or issues that will be addressed. Roundtable proposals will be judged based on the importance of the research or issues theyaddress and their potential to generate lively discussion and debate at the conference.

If your roundtable proposal is accepted, you will be responsible for submitting a formally writtentwo-page (single-spaced, typed) summary for inclusion in the conference proceedings. Thissummary must be received by April 1, 2002. Summaries received after this date will not beincluded in the conference. Beginning this year, all roundtable papers submitted must be submitted in standard electronic formats. Instructions will be included along with the acceptance letter. Or, you may go to http: (To be announced)

Symposia

A symposium provides an opportunity to examine specific problems or topics from various perspectives. This purpose is best served when individuals with diverse or conflicting views interact on a topic of sufficient scope and importance. A symposium should not be merely a presentation of a related set of papers. Each symposium will last 90 minutes. Audience participation is encouraged.

It is the responsibility of organizers of symposia to identify topics and presenters. Organizers must the consent of all participants before submitting the proposal. Organizers not wishing to chair the session must indicate a chairperson. Should unforeseen circumstances prevent a participant from attending, it is the responsibility of the organizer to: (1) find a suitable replacement; and (2) notify the CASAE proposal receiver, and all other participants and discussants involved in the session to enable them to have prior access to abstracts of each presentation, so they may formulate their remarks in the context of what the others plan to say. Organizers are urged to encourage such an exchange of information.

Only the organizer will be notified of the acceptance of a symposium, and is responsible fornotifying other participants. Symposia should address the following:

What is the controversial issue or topic being addressed? Why should adult educators care about this matter? What are the competing perspectives (including related bodies of literature) from which this issue will be addressed? On what basis does each panelist hold his/her perspective (experience, literature, one's own empirical research)? What action plan or policy implications are likely to emerge from this examination?

If the symposium abstract is selected, the organizer is responsible for submitting a formally written eight-page (single-spaced, typed) paper for inclusion in the conference proceedings. Beginning this year, all symposium papers submitted must be submitted in standard electronic formats. Instructions will be included along with the acceptance letter. Or, you may go to http: To be determined.

Such papers must be received by April 1, 2002, or the symposium will not be included in the conference.

Accessibility to the World Wide Web and for people with disabilities

Please note: Papers for presentation which are accepted from individuals, and roundtable and symposia groups must also be submitted in electronic format for publishing on the CASAE-ACÉÉA website (URL:http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/CASAE).

Please submit by email attachment, those final summary documents in the specified, standard wordprocessing electronic format to Bill McQueen at wmcqueen@oise.utoronto.ca. For those without email, arrangements to receive files on diskettes can be made on a case by case basis.

Remember, All proposals for CASAE 2001 must be received by November 30, 2001  

CASAE-ACÉÉA 2002 is one of the associated meetings of the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, May 25 to June 1 - More information on the Congress may be found at http://www.hssfc.ca.

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