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6th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
TEACHER EDUCATION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE:

Reframing Race, Gender, and Teacher-Education Policy

Dates: 5-6 December 2009
Location: University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), U.S.A.

Co-Sponsors:
Center for Anti-Oppressive Education
Department of Educational Policy Studies, UIC
Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, UIC


Overview | Theme | Special Features | Schedule | * Registration Information * | Location | Lodging | For More Information


Conference Overview

What does it mean to prepare teachers to teach toward social justice? Across the United States and around the world, educators face many challenges. Especially troublesome are the economic, social, and political contexts that make difficult our attempts to address differences and oppressions in schools and society. Yet, in the face of these challenges, teacher educators are continuing to produce significant theories, practices, and coalitions. The largest conference to date, the 6th International Conference on Teacher Education and Social Justice will offer rare opportunities to discuss cutting-edge research, develop innovative resources, build networks, and explore possibilities for new directions in teacher preparation. The Conference will draw together over five-hundred educators from around the world with diverse experiences but with shared commitments and priorities, including scholars from Australia, Canada, Chad, Chile, India, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Palestine, Uganda, and across the United States. 

** Special Note** The Conference Organizers are pleased to announce that registration is free for the 6th International Conference on Teacher Education and Social Justice. All participants must pre-register for the conference by November 20th. Space is limited, and on-site registration will not be available, so please pre-register early. Participants are responsible for their own transportation, lodging, and meals. CAOE does not issue letters of invitation to participants from outside of the United States.


Conference Theme

Reframing Race, Gender, and Teacher-Education Policy: The Conference will highlight cutting-edge research and theory on race, gender, and teacher-education policy, particularly regarding new and innovative ways to conceptualize policy and politics of teacher preparation at the intersections of race and gender.


Special Features of the Conference

Workshop on Publishing for Emerging Scholars: Designed for emerging scholars (graduate students and recent graduates) in the field of teacher education and social justice, this three-hour workshop offers invaluable tips and unravels the "unspoken rules" for publishing books and journal articles. Facilitated by the Director of CAOE, this popular workshop is free with conference pre-registration and is scheduled to be held at the end of the conference.

Booksale: Bring an extra bag with you to carry home new books and resources that you are sure to want from our impressive booksale and resource tables.

Networking Reception: A highlight of previous conferences, the Networking Reception provides an opportunity to meet other conference participants in an informal setting with light refreshments.


Conference Schedule
(as of 23 November 2009)

Please go here for the final conference schedule.

Registration Information
** Pre-Registration is required, and ends on November 20th **

All educators, researchers, and educational leaders and advocates throughout the United States and the world and from all levels and disciplines are invited to attend and participate in this conference. This conference is free and open to the public; however, all participants must pre-register for the conference by November 20th.

To pre-register, please download the Pre-Registration Form either in MSWord or in PDF.

Space is limited, and on-site registration will not be available, so please pre-register early. Refreshments will be provided throughout the conference. Participants are responsible for their own transportation, lodging, and meals. CAOE does not issue letters of invitation to participants from outside of the United States.


Location

The Conference will be held on the campus of the University of Illinois-Chicago in the EPASW (Education, Performing Arts, and Social Work) building, 1040 W. Harrison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607. Maps of the campus, as well as parking information, can be downloaded at http://www.uic.edu/index.html/maps.shtml.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is conveniently located near downtown Chicago and adjacent to the UIC/Halsted station of Chicago's rapid transit, the "L".


Lodging

Conference participants are responsible for their own transportation, lodging, and meals.

The Conference Organizers are once again pleased to announce that the nearby Marriott Chicago Medical District/UIC has a special conference rate of $109/night (single or double) for conference participants. The hotel provides Complimentary Shuttle Service between the hotel and UIC every half hour from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. To take advantage of this special rate, please contact Norma Badal, Senior Sales Manager, at nbadal@marriottchicagomd.com, and mention the “International Conference on Teacher Education and Social Justice."


For More Information

Please contact Dr. Kevin Kumashiro, the Director of CAOE.