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Call for papers: Emerging frontiers for multilingual education

Ultima actualizare: 21 Mar 2018

5th Annual Multilingual Education Conference
17-19-August 2018
Wits School of Education,Johannesburg, South Africa

Call deadline: 30th april 2018

Scholarship on multilingual education has questioned monolingual bias and took a broad approach to linguistic and cultural diversity for classroom encounters. While there is a growing consensus on the negative effects of monolingual approaches, emergent frontiers and innovative programmes that valorise multilingual education are invariably still in their infancy. There is very little that is known to date about emerging epistemologies, technologies, folk literacies, didactic practices, demographic shifts, and policy formulations that may be leveraged to advance innovations and theorization of multilingual practices in education across a wider spectrum of contexts. The 5th international conference on multilingual education and literacies at the University of the Witwatersrand welcomes researchers, teachers, policy makers and social activists to engage in evidence-based dialogues where they interrogate discourses on new frontiers appertaining to multilingual education.

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Terrence Wiley
Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University, USA

Professor Lydia Nyathi-Saleshando
University of Botswana

Professor Wayne Wright
Purdue University, USA

Dr Stacy Denny
University of West India

Dr Jane Kembo
Rongo University, Kenya

2nd Call for Papers:infohumel.org.za

Presenters should submit abstracts in any of the following areas:
a. Multilingualism and e-education
b. Pedagogy and classroom practices
c. Language in education policies
d. Immigration, race and social justice
e. Multilanguaging, translanguaging and
African culture
f. English second language
g. Indigenous languages and literacies
h. Emergent epistemologies

Guide for Authors:
- Authors are invited to submit an abstract no longer than 250 words to: infohumel.org.za or through our website: www.humel.org.za/conferences
- Deadline to submit abstract: 30 April 2018
- Notification of acceptance: 31 May 2018

Proceedings from the conference will be edited into a special issue through the Journal of Multilingual Education

Registration fees:
- R3000 (inclusive of gala dinner; Early bird registration: R2500 on or before 30 May)
- Students: R1500
- Teachers: R750
- Registration closing date: 20 July 2018