JOINT 2004 GATHERING OF THE

ADULT EDUCATION RESEARCH CONFERENCE (AERC)

and the

CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF ADULT EDUCATION (CASAE)

L’ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE POUR L’ETUDE DE L’EDUCATION DES ADULTES (ACÉÉA)


In cooperation with the Certificate in Adult Education Programme (CACE), and the Faculty of Education, University of Victoria


Call for Papers

(Due date: September 30, 2003)


University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Faculty of Education, MacLaurin Building

May 28, 29, 30 2004

(Pre-Conference, May 27)


Adult Education for Democracy, Social Justice

and a Culture of Peace



Papers, Symposia and Roundtables

            The aim of the conference is to include a variety and diversity of topics and voices in order to do justice to our broad and dynamic field. Adult educators in Canada, the United States and abroad are invited to submit papers, research roundtables or symposia on any topic, practice or research area of the field of adult education. Adult educators are also invited to take up the conference theme of Adult Education for Democracy, Social Justice and a Culture of Peace and submit proposals for paper sessions, research roundtables, and symposia on that subject.

            

Types of Proposals
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). Paper proposals extending beyond the two pages will be excluded.

 

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 and/or practitioners.

·    Submit ONE COPY of a typed cover sheet that includes the name, address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the organiser 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.


Session Format and Selection Criteria

Papers

            The time allotted for each session is 50 minutes. Identify the paper as (a) empirical, (b) model or theory development, or (c) theorising from the literature. Abstracts should be typed as noted in the above instructions.
(a) The empirical research paper should adequately describe: Purpose of study; 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) Theorising 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 analysed?; 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 April 1, 2004. Papers received after this date will not be included in the Conference Proceedings. Authors whose papers are accepted 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 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 April 1, 2004. Summaries received after this date will not be included in the conference.


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 organisers of symposia to identify topics and presenters. Organisers must have the consent of all participants before submitting the proposal. Organisers 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 AERC or 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. Organisers are urged to encourage such an exchange of information.

            Only the organiser 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. Papers must be received by April 1, 2004, or the symposium will not be included in the conference.


All proposals must be dated by September 30, 2003 and sent by post.

Neither faxed nor e-mailed proposals will be accepted.


AERC Paper, roundtable, and symposium proposals are to be sent to:

Tom Nesbit

AERC - CASAE/ACÉÉA 2004

Centre for Integrated & Credit Studies, Continuing Studies

Simon Fraser University, 515 West Hastings Street

 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6B 5K3


CASAE Members’ Paper, roundtable and symposium proposals are to be sent to:

Shahrzad Mojab

AERC- CASAE/ACÉÉA 2004

Department of Adult Education and Counselling Psychology,

OISE/UT, 252 Bloor Street West,

Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6




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, 2004, my [our] presentation will not be included as part of AERC-CASAE/ACÉÉA 2004.”



Signature) _____________________________________




 

Full conference information can be found at http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/CASAE or http://www.edst.educ.ubc.ca/aerc/


Accessibility to the World Wide Web and for people with disabilities Please note: Papers for presentation which are accepted from individuals, roundtable and symposia groups should be also submitted in electronic format for publishing on the AERC-CASAE-ACÉÉA website (URL:http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/CASAE).


Accepted papers in print and electronic files on disk are to be sent to the receiver of final copies of papers for the Proceedings, and please note in addition, the final electronic files for the website must also be submitted by email attachment in a word-processing, 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.


Please Remember

All proposals for the Joint AERC-CASAE/ACÉÉA 2004 must be received by

September 30, 2003


We are looking forward to seeing you at the University of Victoria, Canada

 Opening Panel

Adult Education for Democracy, Social Justice

and a Culture of Peace: Challenges and Ways Forward

            Adult Education for Democracy, Social Justice and a Culture of Peace will be the theme of the opening panel of the Joint 2004 AERC-CASAE/ACÉÉA Conference at the University of Victoria. For many people in Canada, the United States and around the globe, contemporary acts of aggression and war are frightening, demeaning and/or confusing. Citizens are experiencing a dramatic decline in taken for granted democratic rights; rights that citizens fought long and hard to obtain. Moreover, information is often one-sided, painting a complex, multi-dimensional world into the corner of ‘good’ or ‘bad’/‘right’ or ‘wrong’. From a platform of learning for democracy, social justice and a culture of peace, panelists will provide an opportunity for adult educators to discuss and reflect upon their own work in communities, workplaces and academic institutions.


 

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