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5th In'l Conference Crossroads of Languages and Cultures: Languages and Cultures
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Τhe theme for CLC5 is ‘Languages and Cultures at Home and at School’ as we wish to bring together scholars investigating the complex interplay between these two ‘spaces’ and how they affect the development of bicultural and bilingual development among students of minority or immigrant background.

9/1/2017 to 9/30/2017
When: Friday, March 24, 2017
Where: Rethymno, Crete (Gallou University Campus)
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5th International Conference ‘Crossroads of Languages and Cultures:
Languages and Cultures at Home and at School’ (CLC5)


The Centre for Intercultural and Migration Studies of the Department of Primary Education/CERS of the University of Crete, Greece organizes the 5th International Conference ‘Crossroads of Languages and Cultures’ (CLC5) with the cooperation of Polydromο (http://www.polydromo.gr).

Τhe theme for CLC5 is ‘Languages and Cultures at Home and at School’ as we wish to bring together scholars investigating the complex interplay between these two ‘spaces’ and how they affect the development of bicultural and bilingual development among students of minority or immigrant background. In particular we would like to bring to the fore transformative and empowering theoretical models and pedagogical practices, implemented either at school or at unofficial sites of learning, such as complementary schools, family and faith settings.

The 5th Crossroads of Languages and Cultures will take place at the city of Rethymno, Crete (Gallou University Campus) on 1-3 June 2018. Contributions are welcome in Greek and English.

Thematic areas/Tracks
CLC5 invites papers in the following areas:
1. Language use/language maintenance/language policy in bilingual families
2. Developing biliteracy at school and at home
3. School–Home Cooperation: exploiting all students’ linguistic assets and ‘funds of knowledge’
4. Applying good practices/innovative teaching methods to empower students with a different cultural background and to implement Intercultural Education
5. Teacher training in the area of bilingualism and intercultural education
6. Greek as a second language among Diaspora Greeks; language practices, educational policies and future perspectives.

Categories of proposals
There are four categories of proposals: (1) individual papers, (2) posters, (3) colloquia and (4) workshops.
• Individual papers: Papers are formal presentations on original research by one or more authors, lasting a total of 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion).
• Posters: Posters are especially effective for presenting work-in-progress, fieldwork and results of empirical research if data can be presented visually (e.g. charts, graphs, tables). A block of time will be designated when presenters are available to discuss their posters. 
• Colloquia: Colloquia allow for extended discussion on a particular topic with a cluster of 4-5 independent papers and a joint discussion. Colloquia are presented in a time block of 2 hours and the colloquium organizer(s) will decide upon the allocation of this time between the introduction, individual papers and the discussion (20’-30’).
⎫ Workshops (120’) are intended to involve participants (a maximum of 20) in hands-on activities and/or to acquaint them with good practices.
Details of the form of abstracts for all types of proposals will be available in the next Call for Papers. All proposals will be evaluated by the CLC5 Scientific Committee. Individuals may submit a maximum of one abstract as a first author, whether a paper, a poster, or as part of a colloquium. In addition, an individual may have a role as a colloquium organizer, or co-author/co-presenter of another paper or poster or a workshop organizer.

A selection of papers which will have been presented at the CLC5 will be published in digital form after the conference.
Detailed information on Keynote Speakers, participation cost and registration will be provided in the Second Call for Papers in late February 2017.

Important dates
First Call for Papers:
December 2016

Second Call for Papers:
February 2017

Submission of proposals:
September 2017 (1st-30th)

Notification of acceptance of proposals:
January 2018

Please contact us:
Ms Maria Argyroudi (++30-28310-77605)
Ms Kyriaki Petraki (++30-28310-77604)
email: clc5.ediamme@edc.uoc.gr

 

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