CALL FOR PAPERS – CASWE Annual Conference at CSSE 2016

As the 2016 CASWE/ACÉFÉ Directors of Programming, it is our pleasure to invite you to submit a proposal to CASWE/ACÉFÉ’s Annual Conference at CSSE/SCÉÉ, May 28 – June 1, 2016 to be held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.

Conference

Proposals for paper presentations are to be submitted online between Oct. 11 and November 17, 2015. Please note that CASWE/ACÉFÉ accepts proposals for paper sessions (CASWE/ACÉFÉ does not host posters or roundtables).

CASWE/ACÉFÉ invites papers for our regular program, which may fall within our key areas of interest:

  • Equity and Inclusion in Education/Academia
  • Gender Identities and Gender Expression
  • Leadership
  • Feminism and Intersectionality
  • Critical and/or Gender Informed Methodologies
  • Canadian Contexts for Women in Education
  • Feminism in Education
  • Hidden Curriculum

Follow this link to submit your proposal: http://www.csse-scee.ca/conference . Documents containing submission guidelines and key dates related to the conference are available on the CSSE/SCÉÉ website as well. If you are new to this online submission process, we recommend you view the Submission Primer on the CSSE/SCÉÉ website, which outlines clearly the expectations and criteria for all submissions to CSSE/SCÉÉ.

As all proposals are blind peer – reviewed, you might find it beneficial for the crafting of your proposal to know what criteria your peers are asked to use in evaluating your submission. The following are the questions that reviewers consider when peer-reviewing your submission (some of the questions might not apply to all proposals):

(1) Does the topic of the proposal relate to women, gender and education?

(2) Is there a clear focus, rationale, model, or scholarly literature on which the proposal is based?

(3) Is the methodology, procedure, design or organization of the proposal appropriate?

(4) Does the syntheses of ideas, of data analyses and findings appear to be appropriate and complete?

(5) Will the presentation contribute valuable insights into our understanding of women/girls/gender in education?

(6) Is the proposal coherent and well organized?

(7) Does the presentation promise to be of interest to CASWE members?

(8) It is not necessary to address the Congress theme specifically, but if connections can be made, please make note of these as well.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when submitting your proposal:

  • Follow the instructions given on the CSSE/SCÉÉ website and complete ALL of the required information.
  • Submit TWO documents: a summary/abstract of your proposal (100 words) AND the proposal itself, which should be about 3 pages long and contain the information listed above.
  • DO NOT put your name anywhere on the proposal, especially not in running headers or footers. This is because we do blind reviews of the proposals.
  • DO NOT submit the proposal in PDF format.

Those who submit proposals may be invited to review proposals—if you are willing to be a reviewer, please do not hesitate to contact Lindsay at lherriot@ualberta.ca Thank you for your contribution to developing the CASWE/ACÉFÉ program.

We look forward to receiving your proposals and seeing you in May!

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QSEC (Queer Studies in Education and Culture) SIG within CASWE

The QSEC SIG within CASWE invites submissions from scholars, students, activists, educators, artists, and others who research or otherwise engage queer issues in the study of education and culture. We encourage submissions from the wide-ranging topics presently constituting queer research and practice in education and culture from cross-cultural, historical, political, policy, comparative, and other perspectives. The intention is to cover a diversity of topics, inviting stances and reflections from a variety of temporal, geographical, and transdisciplinary perspectives. We also encourage a variety of types of
 submissions, including academic papers from across disciplines, creative submissions, performances, storytelling, visual arts, and other alternative formats.

As QSEC SIG program chair, I have identified some key areas of interest for this year’s conference, but please feel free to send submissions outside these areas as well.

  • Sexual minority issues in education and culture
  • Gender minority issues in education and culture
  • Equity and justice for sexual and gender minorities in educational, legal, and legislative contexts
  • Sexual orientation and/or gender identity in intersections with Aboriginal, newcomer / immigrant, and other positionalities
  • Trends in research on sexual orientation
  • Trends in research on gender identity
  • Arts-based research and programming for sexual and gender minority youth
  • Linking research, policy, and practice focused on sexual and/or gender minorities
  • Linking research to advocating for sexual and gender minorities
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives on queer research methods

Paper proposals are to be submitted online by November 17, 2015.  Follow this link to submit your proposal: http://www.csse-scee.ca/conference/. If you need assistance with the online submission process, there is a helpful Submission Primer on the CSSE website that we encourage you to use. The document outlines clearly the expectations and criteria for all submissions to CSSE.

As all proposals are peer reviewed, you might find it beneficial for crafting your proposal to know what criteria your peers are asked to use in evaluating your submission. The following are the questions that reviewers consider when peer-reviewing your submission for the QSEC SIG (some of the questions might not apply to all proposals):

(1) Does the topic of the proposal relate to sexual and gender minorities and their issues and concerns in education and culture?

(2) Is there a clear focus, rationale, model, or scholarly literature on which the proposal is based?

(3) Is the methodology, procedure, design or organization of the proposal appropriate?

(4) Does the syntheses of ideas, of data analyses and findings appear to be appropriate and complete?

(5) Will the presentation contribute valuable insights into our understanding of sexual and gender minorities and their issues and concerns in education and culture?

(6) Is the proposal coherent and well organized?

(7) Does the presentation promise to be of interest to CASWE/QSEC SIG members?

(8) It is not necessary to address the Congress theme specifically, but if connections can be made, please make note of these as well.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when submitting your proposal:

  • Be sure to follow the instructions given on the CSSE site and complete ALL of the required information.
  • Remember that you are submitting TWO documents: a summary of your proposal (100 words) AND the proposal itself, which should be about 3 pages long and contain the information listed above.
  • DO NOT put your name anywhere on the proposal, especially not in running headers or footers. This is because we do blind reviews of the proposals.
  • DO NOT submit the proposal in PDF format.

Those who submit proposals may be invited to review proposals—if you are willing to be a reviewer, please do not hesitate to contact me at: andre.grace@ualberta.ca. Thank you for your contribution to developing the QSEC SIG stream within the CASWE program.

I look forward to your participation at the inaugural meeting of the QSEC SIG within CASWE.

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