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Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education

L'Association Canadienne pour l'Étude de l'Éducation des Adultes



24th Annual National Conference

May 29-31, 2005

University of Western Ontario

London, Ontario

Due Date: November 1st, 2004

This year the conference will connect with the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities. The theme of the Congress this year is "Paradoxes of Citizenship: Environments, Exclusions, Equity" Submissions addressing the challenges of adult education in the 21st century through broad themes of adult education theory, pedagogy, policy, and practice will be accepted. We welcome submissions from students, community-based researchers, practitioner researchers, and other researchers located outside the academy.

Types of Proposals

Proposals are invited for papers, roundtables, symposia, and artistic expressions on the general themes of adult education theory, pedagogy, policy and practice. Please carefully read the following guidelines regarding criteria and format for evaluation when preparing your proposal.

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.

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.

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.

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 November 1st, 2004

Faxed or e-mailed proposals will not be accepted.

Paper, roundtable and symposium proposals should be sent to:

Dr. Jennifer Sumner

Department of Adult Education and Counselling Psychology

OISE/UT - 252 Bloor Street West

Toronto, Ontario - M5S 1V6


Phone:(416) 923-6641, ext. 2535

E-mail: jsumner@oise.utoronto.ca

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 single-spaced, print copy and an electronic copy on disk or CD-ROM and in a standard word processing format. and ____ pages long [six pages for papers, two pages for roundtables, eight pages for symposia]. An additional electronic copy must also be submitted for the website, on-line proceedings to wmcqueen@oise.utoronto.ca.

"I [we] understand that if this summary is not submitted by April 4, 2005, my [our] presentation will not be included as part of CASAE/ACÉÉA 2005."

Signature _____________________________________


Proposals must be kept to the word limits. Given that several important pieces of information must be included, make every word count

Paper Proposals (1000 word limit)

Identify the content of the paper as (a) empirical, (b) model or theory development, or (c) theorizing from the literature. Abstracts should be printed as noted in the above instructions.

a. An empirical research paper should adequately describe:

b. Papers developing a model or theory should address:

c. Theorizing from the literature. These can be either explorations based on literature (reviews and/or critiques) or applications from one field to another which give us new insights about adult education. The following should be addressed in the abstract:

d. Practitioner Inquiry. These papers should be based on critically oriented reflexive inquiries about one's educational practice. Proposals should address the following:

If your paper is selected for presentation, you will be responsible for submitting a formally written, six-page print copy and electronic copy on disk or CD-ROM and in a standard word processing format. The paper should be single-spaced for inclusion in the printed conference proceedings. An additional electronic copy must also be submitted for the website on-line proceedings to wmcqueen@oise.utoronto.ca.

Accepted papers must be RECEIVED by April 4, 2005.

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.

Roundtable Proposals (600 word limit)

Several roundtable discussions will take place concurrently in the same room with each presenter assigned to a different table.