ALAS 10th Annual Conference: Education Across the Americas
“Educational Research and Policy: Multiple Perspectives”
The Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) at Teachers College, Columbia University is pleased to host its 10th Annual Education Across the Americas Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University on March 30th, 2012. We are currently soliciting proposals for paper presentations.
Call for Paper Abstracts
The 10th annual ALAS Conference is a space for analysis, dialogue, and exchange between scholars, educators, and students about the complex realities of education in the Americas. Over the past ten years, the conference’s objective has been to provide a unique opportunity for scholars working on educational issues in Latin America to share and discuss their research and policy concerns. As a region, Latin America represents a multicultural and heterogeneous landscape of social practices. The regional diversity of contexts and its peoples require educators, researchers, and policymakers alike to consider a multiplicity of experiences and perspectives when examining education as a social phenomenon.
The field of education research has been informed by various disciplines that have contributed to the development of both alternative and complementary theories and explanations about education processes. Despite advances in understanding how educational inequalities relate to broader social disparities and constraints, continued work is required to help bridge scientific knowledge, policy decision-making processes, and the needs of communities, families and children. The conference will focus on some of education’s most pressing issues, including providing quality education to rural communities, ethnic and linguistic minorities, marginalized urban populations; improving teacher education; and expanding access to information and communication technologies. Addressing these issues is crucial to strengthening democracy, stimulating economic development, and promoting social justice throughout Latin America.
We invite students and scholars pursuing research related to Latin America to share their work and unique perspectives. The conference encourages the participation of researchers with diverse epistemological and methodological approaches, from neo-experimental models of inquiry to new critical forms of research.
Individual paper proposal should include:
- Title, author(s), institutional affiliation(s), phone number, and e-mail address of primary contact.
- An abstract of maximum 200 words; including the purpose, research questions and/or hypotheses, methods, and results.
- All proposals should be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The submission deadline is February 1, 2012.
Paper Proposals should be submitted in the following format:
- 12-point font, Times New Roman, one-inch margins, double-spaced
- The proposal can be in Spanish or English.
- An English abstract is required.
Please note that if your paper proposal is accepted, the abstract you submit will be included in the information distributed to conference attendees and will also be posted on the ALAS website.
Participation limits on paper submission
All applicants are limited to submitting one individual paper. Participants may be listed as co-authors for one more accepted paper proposal and may perform a variety of other roles at the conference.
Paper Submission Reviews and Selection
The Conference Organizing Committee will conduct the blind selection process based on ALAS standards for research validity and relevance.
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be e-mailed by February 28, 2012.
Authors of accepted papers are required to submit their full presentation paper to ALAS by March 16, 2012.
The ALAS team would appreciate your help circulating this call for papers.
This conference is sponsored by:
The President’s and Provost’s Student Event Fund at Columbia University; the Office of Student Activities and Programs at Teachers College, Teachers College Student Senate; The Office of the Vice-president's for Diversity and Community Affairs; and the Institute of Latin American Studies.
Individuals with disabilities are invited to request reasonable accommodations including, but not limited to sign language interpretation, Braille or large print materials, and a campus map of accessible features.
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