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FL-ASSESSMENTS January 2008

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Re: CALL FOR PAPERS - 2008 Immersion Education Conference

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Tara Fortune <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 22 Jan 2008 18:28:44 -0600

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Thanks, Louie!

Tara


Louis Janus wrote:

> Please post/circulate!
>
> CALL FOR PAPERS
> Deadline February 15, 2008
>
> Immersion Education:
> Pathways to Bilingualism & Beyond
>
> October 16-18, 2008
> Crowne Plaza Riverfront
> St. Paul, Minnesota
>
> Featured Speakers
>
>                   Fred Genesee, McGill University
>                   Philip Hoare, Hong Kong Institute of Education
>                   Kauanoe KamanĒ and Bill "Pila" Wilson, University of 
> Hawai'i
>                   Roy Lyster, McGill University
>                   Myriam Met, National Foreign Language Center, 
> University of Maryland
>
> Language immersion education has emerged as a uniquely constituted, 
> highly effective program model for launching students on the road to 
> bilingualism, multilingualism and intercultural competence. 
> School-based immersion programs follow a variety of paths, including 
> one-way foreign language immersion, two-way bilingual immersion, and 
> indigenous immersion for language and culture revitalization. While 
> each pathway targets distinct socio-cultural contexts and educational 
> needs, all are grounded in a set of core characteristics with a strong 
> focus on subject matter learning as well as language development.
>
> Under the leadership of two national centers in the U.S., CARLA 
> (Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, University of 
> Minnesota) and CAL (Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, D.C.), 
> this third international conference on immersion education brings 
> these pathways together to engage in meaningful dialogue and 
> professional exchange across languages, levels, learner audiences, 
> program models and sociopolitical contexts.
>
> CARLA and CAL are currently seeking proposals for papers, discussion 
> sessions, and symposia on aspects of language immersion education 
> related to four overarching conference themes:
>
>                   Immersion Pedagogy
>                   Culture and Identity
>                   Policy and Advocacy
>                   Program Design and Evaluation
>
> In addition to basic, applied and evaluation research, conference 
> organizers welcome a range of practitioner perspectives including 
> immersion teachers, administrators, curriculum coordinators, parents 
> and specialists who work in immersion programs. Papers, presentations, 
> discussion sessions, and symposia may report on data-based research, 
> theoretical and conceptual analyses, or best practices in language 
> immersion classrooms.
>
> The deadline for submission of proposals is February 15, 2008.
>
>                   More information and on-line submission instructions 
> can be found at:
>                   
> http://www.carla.umn.edu/conferences/immersion2008/call.html
>
>                   Questions? Email the planning committee at: 
> [log in to unmask]
>
> Louis Janus,
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>
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-- 

Tara Fortune, Ph.D.
Immersion Projects Coordinator
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition
619 Heller Hall
271 - 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
tel:  612-626-8826
fax: 612-624-7514
www.carla.umn.edu/immersion

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