CASAE/ACÉÉA 2003 – Call for Papers
“Charting the Learning Society”
22nd Annual Conference
Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education/
L’Association canadienne pour l’étude de l’éducation des adultes
Dalhousie University/University of King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia
29 – 31 May 2003
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
(Due date: 30 November 2002)
The advent of a new millennium and a reconfigured crisis of the social—exacerbated by September 11, 2001 events and their fallout—provide impetus for educators to think about the instrumental, social, and cultural practices that ought to guide education for adults. In this milieu of uncertainties and challenges, we need to think about policies and practices that chart the course for our contemporary learning society. In adult education we continue to experience demands for new kinds of work-ready learners to meet the instrumental needs of a knowledge economy with its demand for information-literate workers.
We also have a dire need to think about the nature and meaning of cultural education and multiculturalism in a post-September 11th world made even more fragile and turbulent in the face of new forms of racism and racial profiling. The homeless, the unemployed, the underemployed, and other disenfranchised citizens are still with us, raising concerns and challenges about the value, meaning, and agenda of adult education as social education. Indeed the need to engage all three forms of adult education—instrumental, social, and cultural —has never been greater as we reflect critically on the nature and need for different kinds of education in our learning society.
In this conference, we challenge presenters to think about their own educational practice, research and/or community work in local, national, and/or global contexts in relation to our theme: Charting the learning society. We ask you to think about your diverse tasks in relation to the parameters and possibilities of a contemporary learning society. As we deliberate with one another in Nova Scotia, Canada’s Ocean Playground, our mariner’s theme of charting the learning society is apropos as we discuss ways to conceptualize the learning society and implement policies and practices to stay the course in often rough waters.
Types of Proposals
Proposals are invited for papers, research roundtables, and symposia on any aspect of
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 discuss informally 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.
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 that includes the name, address, phone and fax 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 title at the top of the first page.
Formatting and Submitting Proposals
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 30 November 2002.
Neither faxed nor e-mailed proposals will be accepted.
Paper, roundtable, and symposium proposals should be sent to the CASAE 2003 receiver:
André P. Grace, Ph. D.
Department of Educational Policy Studies
7-104 Education North
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5
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 1 April 2003, my [our] presentation will not be included as part of CASAE 2003."
Be sure to include with your proposal a valid and functional email address so we may send you electronic formating requirements.
Session Format and Selection Criteria
The time allotted for each session is 50 minutes. Identify the paper as (a) empirical, (b)
model or theory development, or (c) theorizing from the literature. Abstracts should be
typed as noted in the 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 (reviews and/or critiques) or applications from one field to another that give us new insights about adult education. 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 six-page (single-spaced, typed) paper for inclusion in the conference proceedings. Such papers must be received by 1 April 2003. Papers received after this date will not be included in the conference. Authors whose papers are accepted will be notified of the specifications for preparing and submitting papers. Final papers must also be submitted in electronic form, see the bottom of this document. Be sure to include with your proposal a valid and functional email address so we may send you electronic formating requirements.
The time allotted for each session is 50 minutes. Several roundtable discussions will take place concurrently 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 they address 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 written two-page (single-spaced, typed) summary for inclusion in the conference proceedings. This summary must be received by 1 April 2003. Summaries received after this date will not be included in the conference. Final papers must also be submitted in electronic form, see the bottom of this document. Be sure to include with your proposal a valid and functional email address so we may send you electronic formating requirements.
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 have 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 for notifying 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. Such papers must be received by 1 April 2003, or the symposium will not be included in the conference. Final papers must also be submitted in electronic form, see the bottom of this document. Be sure to include with your proposal a valid and functional email address so we may send you electronic formating requirements.
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 word processing electronic format to Bill McQueen at email@example.com. For those without email, arrangements to receive files on diskettes can be made on a case by case basis. Be sure to include with your proposal a valid and functional email address where possible so we may send you electronic formating requirements.
All proposals for CASAE 2003 must be received by
30 November 2002
CASAE-ACÉÉA 2003 is one of the associated meetings of the
Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities,
28 May to 4 June 2003
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