CFP Education and Migration: Language Foregrounded (UK)

21-23 (Friday – Sunday) October, 2016,
School of Education, Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom

Keynote Speakers:
Alison Phipps, University of Glasgow, UK
Hilary Footitt, University of Reading, UK
Martha Bigelow, University of Minnesota, USA

Plenary panels:
The conference will include five plenary panels, within which the following invited researchers/practitioners will each lead a panel (supported by two other experts), on the themes below.

1. Languages for resilience: Languages education in the context of the Syrian crisis – Mike Solly (British Council)

2. Migration and schools: Policies for primary and secondary education in Europe – George Androulakis (University of Thessaly, Vólos)

3. Children’s multilingual identities, language brokering, opportunities for multiple literacies; issues concerning ESOL/languages and mainstreaming – Francis Giampapa (University of Bristol)

4. Multimodality: The role of the creative arts in language learning – Pam Burnard (University of Cambridge)

5. Communities and education; translanguaging in communities; community schools – Angela Creese (University of Birmingham)

Call for papers and panel proposals:
The conference invites papers and panels on research, pedagogies (multilingual, multimodal, multisensory, intercultural), policy development, and teacher practice concerning the opportunities and possibilities for multiple languages. Papers and panels may also address the following (and related) themes:
· Multilingualism in NGO education contexts
· Policy and language advocacy for multiple languages in the classroom
· Community schools and translanguaging in communities
· Teacher education in multilingual classrooms
· Languages and the intercultural citizen
· Modern foreign languages and multiple languages in schools—affordances and possibilities
· Languages in research, policy, teacher education
· Multimodal pedagogies for supporting language learning
· Critical and intercultural pedagogies
· Languages in contexts of discrimination, trauma, and exclusion: Implications for educational psychology and counselling; identity; multiple language literacies

Please see the conference website for further details, including how to submit proposals. The submission deadline is 1 June 2016.

Pre-conference doctoral workshop on researching multilingually:
There will also be a free pre-conference workshop for PhD students prior to the conference on Thursday 20th October 2016. The purpose of the workshop is to learn about and share experiences of how doctoral researchers draw on their linguistic resources (and those of others) when researching multilingually, and to explore the possibilities and complexities of such approaches. Please see the attached conference information for further details and how to register.

International Conference on Intercultural Management (Romania)

International Conference on Intercultural Management, Iasi, Romania, 2016

The Conference is organized by the Center for Socio-Economic Studies and Multiculturalism together with “Nutrigrup” Romania Association and other partners. The conference will bring together scholars and practitioners in order to support the dialogue between theory and practice in intercultural management and global leadership. The conference will combine academic and practitioner presentations with workshops. The conference will host 6 keynote speakers. Noted business, academic and community leaders are invited to use the conference as a forum to share their expertise, experience, and research in diverse areas. The conference is aimed at presenting current approaches to intercultural management and global leadership with emphasis on the new challenges for Eastern Europe.

The goals of the conference are:
• To draw attention to the new and important challenges of globalization for Eastern European countries
• To provide scholars, educators, business professionals and practitioners from different countries with opportunities to interact, network and benefit from each other’s research and expertise related to intercultural management and global leadership issues
• To share resources, ideas, and best practices for building intercultural management competence and engage in dialogue on how to tap into the positive sides of cultural diversity , and how companies and institutions can realize its potential.
• To synthesize research perspectives and foster interdisciplinary scholarly dialogues for developing integrated approaches to complex problems of communication and understanding across cultures
• To disseminate through volumes and websites the results of research and practice to other practitioners and professionals in the field of intercultural management
• To educate the general audience on intercultural issues and on the results of research and practice in intercultural management and leadership

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