[iDiversity] 20th Annual International Name Conference November 4-6,
2010 Las Vegas NV
Cynthia del Rosario
cyn at uw.edu
Mon Feb 22 10:10:42 PST 2010
From: On Behalf Of Anselmo Villanueva
20TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL NAME CONFERENCE
November 4-6, 2010 Rio Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Submit proposals online (http://nameorg.org) by April 17, 2010; lead
presenters will be notified of acceptance by August 9, 2010. All presenters
are required to register for the conference. Please read FULL Call for
Proposals BEFORE completing your submission online because incomplete and/or
incorrectly completed submissions will not be reviewed.
Theme: Empowering Children and Youth: Equity, Multiculturally Responsive
Teaching, and Achievement Gaps
NAME is now accepting proposals for its 20th annual conference; teachers,
professors, students, counselors, graduate students, administrators,
community workers are all encouraged to submit a proposal. Multicultural
education in the U.S. initially came into being during the early 1970s, over
concerns that students of color in desegregated schools were not being
taught to high academic levels, and that their ethnic cultures and histories
were not being recognized in school as a basis for learning. At the
twentieth anniversary of NAME, we find much the same situation in far too
many schools, along with an urgency to expand conceptions of achievement and
to situate the range of achievement gaps within a larger understanding of
equity and power. Empowerment includes but also transcends closing
achievement gaps; it speaks to intellectual empowerment as well as to
cultural citizenship and agency and in diverse democracies.
Since the founding of NAME, it has become clear that empowerment of
children and youth, and the urgency of addressing achievement gaps, dropout
rates, and the larger equity issues within which they are embedded, includes
marginalization on the basis of race, class, language, sexual orientation,
gender, disability, and religion. In fact, rather than being separate and
distinct communities, they overlap in complex ways, suggesting that teaching
should be multiculturally responsive. Thus, meanings of empowerment and
responsive teaching are context-dependent. Further, these issues transcend
concerns within the U.S., inviting international dialog about diversity,
equity, multiculturalism, and justice.
This NAME conference will focus on complexities and possibilities of
culturally responsive praxis and research, and multicultural literacy and
citizenship development, at levels P-20. We invite proposals that address
this central issue from a variety of vantage points. For example, proposals
might examine approaches that invigorate student learning and support
students in viewing themselves as powerful learners. Proposals might analyze
school-family relationships, or recognize outstanding programs in their
schools. Proposals may synthesize, analyze, or critique existing research,
or provide examples of compelling new collaborative research that links
universities with P-12 teachers, and links multicultural education with
evidence of student learning. Proposals could examine education policies
through an equity lens. Proposals might examine the concept of educational
leadership for multicultural education, and strategies that can open lines
of communication, and build mutual commitment and respect among education
leaders and faculty on behalf of equity for all students.
Each proposal must indicate ONE of the following levels to which content is
. Introductory - Geared for newcomers to the field of multicultural
. Intermediate - Geared for those with some exposure to multicultural
. Advanced - Geared for mid-career practitioners of multicultural
. Expert - Geared for established leaders in the field of multicultural
Types of Sessions
There are five types of conference sessions for which you can submit:
regular concurrent sessions, mini-symposia, Founders Roundtables, poster
sessions (primarily for graduate students), and international sessions. All
sessions will be scheduled for 60 minutes. All sessions must address the
Regular Concurrent Sessions
(ALL Organizing Levels)
Regular concurrent sessions focus on topics linked to the conference theme.
Scheduled for Thursday through Saturday of the conference, these sessions
address curriculum, special programs, innovative instructional methods,
policy issues, or research projects. Concurrent sessions may be organized as
short workshops, as presentations, as panels, or in other formats conducive
to the presentation's focus. If the proposal is for a paper by a single
presenter, it may be grouped with other related presentations at the same
time in the same room.
(Introductory & Intermediate Organizing Levels Only)
Mini-symposia sessions should be conducted by presenter. They are held in a
large meeting room with 8 or more round tables that seat 10 people each. The
format encourages interaction among the presenter and participants. It also
supports discussions about developing school and instructional programs and
evolving research. New presenters and graduate students find this format
helpful in gaining feedback on their work.
(Advanced or Expert Organizing Level Only)
The Founders Roundtables provide a forum for educators, practitioners,
researchers, students and others to dialogue with the Founders of NAME.
Papers must focus on research theories and applications, research projects,
curriculum materials, or instructional approaches/strategies. A selected
number of papers will be analyzed for soundness, validity, and rationality
as they pertain to multicultural education. Each session offers candid
discussions of critical issues pertaining to a multicultural perspective. A
written paper is required for the presentation. Copies of the final paper
must be submitted a month before the conference to the Founders Roundtable
Chair and should be available for distribution to participants during the
presentation.Two Founders Roundtable sessions of 75 minutes each will be
scheduled during the 2010 conference. Two papers will be presented at each
of these sessions. Proposals that are not accepted for the Founders
Roundtable will be considered for presentation as a regular concurrent
(ALL Organizing Levels).
Posters will display research, best practices, novel approaches or current
projects on a large, poster board. The poster session will allow for
informal discussions and attendees to speak with the presenters on an
individual basis in an intimate environment and interactive style. This
format may lend itself especially to practitioners, students, and graduate
students. All Poster Sessions will be located in the Conference Hotel
Exhibit Hall. Presenters will be provided with a bulletin board and a supply
of thumb tacks/push pins (you may want to bring extra). No audiovisual
equipment will be provided. During the session time, presenters will remain
with their posters to discuss their projects, research findings and/or novel
approaches with attendees. Presenters are responsible for setting up their
poster session (10 minutes before session begins) and removing it
immediately following presentation.
(ALL Organizing Levels)
NAME has long recognized that valuable perspectives on and programs for
multiculturalism exist throughout the world. As a result, NAME encourages
sessions devoted to the theme of multiculturalism in an international
context. An international session should address issues of diversity and
multiculturalism outside of the U.S.A.
Directions for Submissions
All proposals must be submitted online. The online submission system can be
accessed through NAME's website at http://nameorg.org. Please be prepared to
enter the following information:
1. Complete contact information for the lead presenter including email and
2. Full names of all co-presenters and their email addresses.
3. An abstract of the presentation, no more than 50 words in length, that
will be included in the conference program if the presentation is accepted.
4. A proposal summary of no more than two pages in length. This summary can
be attached as a Word file in the submission. The summary must respond to
the following areas:
* 1. Content in relationship to Conference Theme. Briefly describe the
content of your presentation. How will it address the conference theme?
* 2. Significance of Content. Why is the presentation significant? How
will it advance our knowledge of or capacity for multicultural education?
Include any relevant data or research supporting the presentation.
* 3. Objectives. What does the presentation seek to accomplish, what
are its objectives? How will the presentation be of use to conference
participants? What should participants learn during the session?
* 4. Process. What is the format of the session (e.g., workshop,
simulation/role play, group discussion, lecture, paper presentation,
artistic performance, etc.)? How will the audience be involved in the
session? What handouts will be distributed?
* 5. Audience/Organizing Level. For which Organizing Level is the
presentation designed (introductory, intermediate, advanced, or expert) and
how was this level determined?
* 6. Type of session the proposal is for (Regular concurrent,
Mini-symposium, Founders' Roundtable, Poster, International). If there is a
lack of space, you may be assigned to a Poster session rather than the type
of session you requested.
Policies Related to Presenters
Conference presenters are volunteers and are not compensated for their
presentations or travel. The program policies listed below apply to all
organizers, authors, panelists, moderators, discussants, and other session
Who Can Submit a Proposal?
NAME encourages all supporters of multicultural education and educational
equity to submit a proposal for the annual conference. The Proposal Review
Committee is charged with selecting a balance of proposals that best
addresses the conference theme and levels of expertise. All presenters are
encouraged to hold membership in NAME.
Diversity of Presenters
The vitality of NAME flows from its diverse membership. Thus, it is NAME's
policy to ensure presentations by and about diverse ethnic, racial, gender,
language, religious, socioeconomic, sexual orientation, disability, and
geographic groups. Presentations by teachers, school administrators,
community activists, government and organization officials, higher education
faculty, and others interested in the conference theme are encouraged.
Students (high school, undergraduate, and graduate) and international
scholars, practitioners, and activists are also encouraged to submit
To guarantee being listed in the annual conference program, all presenters
must register for the meeting by September 15, 2010. This policy includes
anyone who is listed in the program as a presenter, co-presenter, panelist,
moderator, or other participant in the session.
One Session Per Lead Presenter
Individuals may submit multiple proposals, but only one proposal per lead
presenter for each type of session will be accepted. A presenter can be a
co-presenter in other sessions, but a lead presenter in only one session.
Presenters are encouraged to creatively use transparencies, slides,
PowerPoint, video, handouts, and other visual aids. However, presenters are
responsible for ordering and paying for all AV equipment, NAME will NOT
provide any AV equipment. An AV order form will be included with the
Presenters are encouraged to consider formats in which the audience can
actively participate or there is opportunity for discussion. Workshop
formats usually involve participants in related activities. Presenters of
papers should use part of the time to present their main ideas, or research
findings, and leave plenty of time for discussion.
Evaluation of Proposals
Proposals will be reviewed by at least three readers using the following
. Extent to which the content and objectives of the proposal relates to
the conference theme (25%)
. Significance of content, extent to which it offers something new,
raises significant issues, is well-grounded (40%)
. Clarity and explicitness of session's objectives and value to
. Fit between proposed content, organizing level and anticipated
. Extent to which process of presentation is described, is appropriate
to content, and includes meaningful audience interaction (10%)
. Extent to which proposal follows format specified in "Directions for
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