[URBANTH-L] CFP: Educating for Migrant Integration - Integrating Migration into Education (Toronto)

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Thu Apr 6 20:59:11 EDT 2006

Educating for Migrant Integration - 
Integrating Migration into Education: European and North American Comparisons

September 21-23, 2006, University of Toronto, Toronto/Canada 

organized by

Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies,
University of Toronto, http://www.utoronto.ca

Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook
Research, http://www.gei.de

Network Migration in Europe e. V. 

Migration and integration have become key social
phenomena shaping and reshaping the modern world.
Different streams of migration have contributed
considerably to changing (national) populations and
perceptions about immigration, citizenship, and
minority incorporation. One vital area in dealing with
the challenges of immigrant integration is the
educational sector. Schools, curricula, educational
policies, teaching materials and public debates
centred around questions of education have thus become
important and often controversial topics in
immigration societies.

The conference Educating for Migrant Integration -
Integrating Migration into Education: European and
North American Comparisons will address the
interrelated questions of immigrant incorporation and
education in a comparative framework, drawing on
European and North American experiences.
The focus may be contemporary or historical (1945 to
the present). The main areas of interest for the
conference will be:

* The analysis of educational systems, policies and
practices in immigration societies

* The attention educational systems give to
immigration and diversity

* Ways in which education enhances or limits the
integration of migrants 

* The adaptation of curricula and textbooks to the
needs of immigrant integration and representation

* Reforms and changes of educational systems and
practices to accommodate to large-scale migration and
immigrant incorporation, and the effects they have had

* The analysis of the successes/failures of immigrants
in educational

The workshop is open to scholars in the Humanities and
the Social Sciences in the widest sense (anthropology,
education, ethnology, geography, history, law,
political sciences, sociology). Abstracts for papers
will be considered on a competitive basis. The number
of speakers will be limited to 20 (plus external
participants/audience). Half of the places will be
reserved for younger scholars (advanced Ph.D.
candidates and recent post-docs). The organizers will
cover expenses for accommodation and food. Financial
support to subsidize travel expenses can be applied
for on an individual basis.

Submissions of abstracts (max. of 600 words) and a
short biographical note (not more than two pages)
including a list of (selected) publications are
welcomed until May 15 2006. Papers are supposed to be
circulated in advance and have to be received by
September 7, 2004. Publication of the papers in an
edited volume is intended.

For further information see under
http://www.network-migration.org/workshop2006.  Or
contact rainer.ohliger at web.de. Send your application
to the given email address by May 15, 2006. The
selection committee will choose and notify the
participants by beginning of June 2006.

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