The Interdisciplinary Graduate Group in Disability Studies (IGGDS), Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA), and Center for German and European Studies (CGES) of the University of Minnesota are pleased to announce a call for proposals for the first Minnesota Symposium in Disability Studies and Inclusive Education, July 23-25, 2010.
Call for Papers: Minnesota Symposium on Disability Studies and Inclusive Education-University of Minnesota
July 23-25, 2010
Keynote Speakers: Andrew Azzopardi (University of Malta) and
Marcia Rioux (York University)
The Interdisciplinary Graduate Group in Disability Studies (IGGDS), Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA), and Center for German and European Studies (CGES) of the University of Minnesota are pleased to announce a call for proposals for the first Minnesota Symposium in Disability Studies and Inclusive Education.
Format: Organized as an intensive workshop meeting, the symposium features research projects by a group of 10-15 (?) scholars. We solicit the submission of projects-in-progress of any length. The selected papers, book chapters, and other writings will be made available online to all participants well in advance of the meeting. Each work will be the subject of an hour-long session, in which the author will give a brief introduction, followed by discussion. This format will give a small group of authors extraordinary attention.
The symposium will be devoted to three themes:
1) Disability Studies Curriculum: This symposium is the culmination of the first year of the IGGDS, whose mission is the creation of a disability studies program at the U of M. We are interested in learning about all aspects of curriculum and program development, assessment, and reception.
2) Disability Studies Methodology: We are looking for examples of research that model diverse ways of knowing and discovering.
3) Inclusive Education: The 1st Minnesota Symposium is also the final phase of a CGES Research Collaborative on inclusive education that brings together scholars from the University of Minnesota and the University of Malta. We are interested in inclusive education at all levels, in all subjects, and facets, from implementation to politics.
There is no registration fee. We will attempt to provide all meals, some nightlife, and recommendations for accommodations. Late July is a great time to enjoy the Twin Cities. A publishing collaborative will be formed from conference attendees to identify the best forum for dissemination of research.
Please send 250-word abstracts by May 15 to conference
Chair Alex Lubet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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