- Proposal Submission
2013 NAME 23rd Annual Conference Call for Proposals
2013 NAME 23rd Annual Conference
November 6 – 10, 2013
Oakland, California, U.S.A.
National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)
Call for Proposals
23nd Annual International NAME Conference
November 6-10, 2013
The Call for Proposals has been extended to May 20, 11;59pm Pacific Time.
Submit proposals online (http://nameorg.org) by Wednesday, May 20 , 2013. All presenters will be required to pre-register,using the PRESENTER OPTION, for the conference.
**Please note that the proposal GUIDELINES have CHANGED for 2013.**
Not complying with the guides may disqualify you from presenting.
Please read the full Call for Proposals before completing your submission online because incomplete and/or incorrectly completed submissions may not be reviewed.
Policies for Presenters are listed at the end of this announcement.
2013 Conference Theme--
Erasing the Shadows, Embracing the Light:
Re/visioning Multicultural Education
In the light – no closets, no basements, no margins, no shadows – a vocal and activist-oriented majority, is demanding attention and justice. Our communities challenge those in power, calling on all to reconsider who belongs, whose voices count, how to engage in teaching and learning, and how to embrace a multicultural democratic society: Who are we? How did we get here? Where are we going? What constitutes “the public?” Today individuals and communities critique those systems of power that dismiss their rights and offer a vision and a powerful hope for the future.
A better world, better schools, and better classrooms.
Multicultural social justice-oriented educators and community activists foster diversity in education -- in curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, and stewardship of schools and communities. We especially encourage the submission of proposals that explore creative and culturally responsive practices for multicultural education. Teachers and students are reframing the purposes of education to better serve the needs of students, families, caregivers, community activists, and advocates.
We invite proposals that share cultural, pedagogical, and political strategies for assuring that these broad purposes of our work as multicultural educators are heard and take hold.
We invite NAME students, families, and community advocates to come out and come in--envision a world in which they want to live and create that world together.
Each proposal must indicate one of the following Organizing Levels to which content is directed:
• Introductory — Geared for newcomers to the field of multicultural education.
• Intermediate — Geared for those with some exposure to multicultural education.
• Advanced — Geared for mid-career practitioners of multicultural education.
• Expert — Geared for established leaders in the field of multicultural education.
Types of Sessions
There are EIGHT (8) Types of Sessions:
• Interactive Workshop
• Roundtable Discussion
• Scholar Symposium
• Founders Roundtable
All sessions should address the conference theme, the idea of being the new majority, of embracing our power and our future.
We encourage sessions that:
• explore creative and culturally responsive practices for multicultural education;
• help us achieve the purposes of creative and critical multicultural education to better serve the needs of students, families, caregivers, community activists, and advocates;
• share cultural, pedagogical, and political strategies for assuring that these broad purposes of our work as multicultural educators are heard and take hold
All sessions may address issues in P-12 and higher education. Note: Because space is limited, some “Presentation” and “Interactive Workshop” proposals may be accepted as a “Roundtable Discussion” or “Poster” in order to accommodate as many proposals as possible.
(Any Organizing Level)
A “Presentation” allows one or two presenters to describe and share their work (such as innovative curriculum and instructional methods, programs and policies, and research projects). Presentations should leave time for discussion. Accepted presentations may be grouped by the conference organizers with other related presentations onto a panel in sessions that total 50 minutes in duration.
(Any Organizing Level)
A “Panel” is a type of presentation that allows more than two presenters to describe and share their work (such as innovative curriculum and instructional methods, programs and policies, and research projects). Panel presentations should leave time for discussion.
(Any Organizing Level)
An “Interactive Workshop” provides an opportunity for you to engage participants in active, collaborative, and/or experiential learning, and is 50 minutes in duration. Sessions that model a lesson or curriculum and then engage participants in reflection and inquiry are especially encouraged.
(Any Organizing Level)
A “Roundtable Discussion” allows the presenter and audience members to engage in a small-group discussion about the presenter’s research or practice. You will present for 10-15 minutes, followed by a discussion with audience members. The Roundtable Discussions are held in a large meeting room with multiple large tables that seat up to 10 people each, and are 50 minutes in duration.
(Introductory or Intermediate Organizing Level Only)
A “Scholar Symposium” provides a forum for you to discuss and receive feedback on a work-in-progress, such as a curriculum, program design, or research project. You will present for 10-15 minutes, followed by a discussion with audience members, led by at least one senior scholar. The Scholar Symposia are held in a large meeting room with multiple large tables that seat up to 10 people each, and are 50 minutes in duration. New presenters and graduate students are especially encouraged to propose this type of session.
(Any Organizing Level)
A “Poster” conveys ideas using a blending of narrative and visual aids on a large poster board, and provides a forum for one-on-one conversations. The Poster sessions are held in a large meeting space with multiple posters on display simultaneously, with presenters near their posters for conversation with attendees, and are 50 minutes in duration. Items on the poster should include a title, author(s), abstract (up to 300 words, in the upper left-hand corner), descriptions in accessible language, and other materials. Presenters who do not bring a preassembled poster will be provided with a bulletin board and pushpins. Presenters are responsible for setting up their posters 10 minutes before their session begins and removing it immediately following. New presenters and graduate students are especially encouraged to propose this type of session.
(Advanced or Expert Organizing Level Only)
A Founders Roundtable provides a forum to present for 15 minutes then engage in dialogue with the Founders of NAME and other audience members. A written 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. Sessions are 50 minutes in duration. Note: proposals that are not accepted for the Founders Roundtable will be re-categorized and reviewed as a “Presentation.”
(ALL Organizing Levels)
An “International” session addresses issues of diversity and multicultural education outside of the United States, and can be any of the five types listed above (namely, Presentations, Interactive Workshops, Scholar Symposia, Posters, or Founders Roundtable). Sessions are 50 minutes in duration. NAME has long recognized that valuable perspectives on and programs for multiculturalism exist throughout the world, and we will highlight these sessions in the conference program.
Possible Formats of Proposals
In order to honor the multiple and diverse ways that individuals think, feel, communicate, and learn, NAME is now accepting proposals in two different formats:
• traditional written proposals (up to 2 pages, single-spaced, in MSWord)
• videos on YouTube (up to 5 minutes).
The online proposal-submission system will allow submissions to include weblinks to YouTube. Instructions can be found online for making YouTube videos (e.g., http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPLWNnFy6AM&feature=related).
Note: Proposals that identify the presenters will be automatically rejected. All proposals (whether written or video) should remove presenter names, including self-references. Proposals that consist of Youtube videos should ensure that other identifiers are removed, including presenter faces and weblinks or web content that identifies the presenters, and user names (i.e., owner of the YouTube video) should be a pseudonym.
Directions for Proposal Submissions
**Please note that the proposal guidelines have changed for 2013.** 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:
TO INPUT DIRECTLY ONTO THE ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION WEBPAGE:
1. Three Subject Areas. The online submission system requires that submissions identify three subject areas (primary, secondary, and third subject areas) that best describe the content of the proposal. Choose from the following list (these are common topics from past conferences, and will be used to assign proposal reviewers):
1. Arts and/in Education
3. Critical Race Studies/Racism/Anti-Racism
4. Culturally Relevant Pedagogy/Critical Pedagogy
5. Curriculum Studies
6. Disability Studies/Special Education/Differentiated Instruction
7. Educational Leadership
8. Gender Studies
11. Indigenous Education
12. International and Comparative Education
13. Language/ESL/Bilingual Education
14. Literacy/Media Literacy
15. Policy Studies/Policy and Politics
16. Political Economy/Poverty/Social Class
18. Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Queer Studies
19. Teacher Education/Professional Development/Teachers
20. Urban Education
2. The name and contact information (including institutional affiliation, email address, and telephone number) of the lead presenter and any co-presenter(s), if applicable. Lead presenters should keep a copy of the proposal, and should share the acceptance/rejection notice with other presenters, because NAME will notify only the lead presenter. NAME discourages the submission of proposals with large numbers of presenters.
3. Title of proposal. Note: the title and abstract provided in the proposal will be used in the conference program booklet for those proposals that are accepted, and changes to titles and abstracts cannot be made later on.
4. Abstract, no more than 30 words in length, which may be included in the conference program if the presentation is accepted.
ON THE DOCUMENT THAT WILL BE UPLOADED FOR BLIND REVIEW, ONLY ITEMS LISTED BELOW:
5. Summary, which must consist of the following six sections, and which must not contain the names, faces, or other identifiers of the presenters. Summaries will be uploaded as an MSWord file.
1. Please list the following five items at the top of the proposal summary:
a. Proposal Title
b. Primary, Secondary, and Third Subject Areas
c. Organizing Level (i.e., Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced, or Expert?)
d. Type of Session (i.e., Presentation, Panel, Interactive Workshop, Roundtable Discussion, Scholar Symposium, Poster, Founders Roundtable, International)
e. Number of Presenters (not including their names)
2. Content in Relationship to Conference Theme. Briefly describe the content of your presentation. How will it address the conference theme?
3. 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. Proposals should make clear how they are adding something new to multicultural education.
4. Objectives and Outcomes. 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?
5. Audience. What is the Organizing Level, and how is presentation geared to that audience?
6. 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 or resources will be provided?
6. For YouTube Submissions Only: In order to submit a proposal in the form of a YouTube video, you must still upload a “Summary” in the form of an MSWord file. Your “Summary” should include the list of items in (5)(1) above – namely, title, subject areas, organizing level, type of session, and number of presenters – along with the web address of the YouTube video. The remaining items (#2 – 6) should be covered clearly in your YouTube submission.
Deadline for Submissions
The deadline for all submissions is 11:59 p.m. in your time zone on May 8, 2013. Questions about this Call for Proposals may be directed to the co-chairs of the Proposal Review Committee: Ashraf Esmail and Virginia Lea at proposals@NAMEorg.org
Evaluation of Proposals
The Proposal Review Committee is charged with selecting a balance regarding topics, formats, and audiences. Proposals will be reviewed by at least three readers using the following criteria:
• Extent to which the content and objectives of the proposal relates to the conference theme (30%)
• 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 expected outcomes (10%)
• Fit between proposed content, organizing level and anticipated audience (10%)
• Extent to which process of presentation is described, is appropriate to content, and includes meaningful audience interaction (10%)
Policies Related to Presenters
The program policies listed below apply to all organizers, authors, panelists, moderators, discussants, and other session participants.
Who Can Submit a Proposal?
NAME encourages all practitioners and supporters of multicultural education and educational equity at both the P-12 and higher-education levels to submit a proposal for the annual conference. All presenters should 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, administrators, counselors, other school employees, community activists, government and organization officials, higher education faculty and staff, and others interested in the conference theme are encouraged. Students (high school, undergraduate, and graduate) and international scholars, practitioners, and activists are especially encouraged to submit proposals.
One Session Per Presenter
Individuals may be listed as a lead or additional presenter on only one proposal. Similarly, on the conference program, an individual can be listed as a presenter in only one session (not including plenary sessions and Conversations with Authors).
Compensation and Pre-Registration
Conference presenters are volunteers, are not compensated for their presentations, and are responsible for their own travel and lodging. To be listed in the program booklet, presenters (including co-presenters, moderators, respondents, etc.) must pre-register for the conference by September 15, 2013.
Presenters are encouraged to creatively use transparencies, slides, PowerPoint, video, handouts, and other visual aids. However, presenters are responsible for providing their own AV equipment, or ordering and paying for any needed AV equipment, is not the responsibility of NAME or NAME organizers.
Lead Presenter Responsibilities
Submission of a proposal is a commitment to make the presentation at NAME’s 2013 conference. After the lead presenter has received an acceptance notice, she/he has several important obligations: (i) RSVP as instructed and (ii) ensure that the other presenters in the session are notified of the acceptance and of the date and time of the presentation, and that they pre-register by September 15, 2013 in order to present and be listed in the program booklet. A special discounted rate will be available to presenters. To present, you MUST register, selecting presenter option and register bey September 15, 2013 —more details will be posted on the NAME website, when registration opens.
Submissions accepted from 03/01/2013 to 05/20/2013