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POSTPONED: Canadian History of Education Association (CHEA) 21st Biennial Conference

Now planned for October 21st-24th 2021

Call For Papers

Conference Dates: October 22-25, 2020
Conference Location: Victoria, BC – Laurel Point Inn
Deadline for Submissions: March 30th, 2020

Theme

One Hundred Years of Educational Stability and Change, 1920-2020

In 1920, the Canadian Marconi Company station X-W-A (later CFCF) in Montreal gave
the first scheduled radio broadcast in North America, a concert by vocalist Dorothy
Lutton who sang from the Marconi factory itself. The concert was such a hit that many
Canadians quickly lined up outside stores to buy radios for their homes. The Marconi
Company broadcast was but one of the many developments that ushered in the
1920s, a decade marked by profoundly shifting economic, social, cultural, and artistic
forces. The decade’s enthusiasm rippled through education. The school leaving age
was raised in several provinces in a bid to elevate moral standards and curtail juvenile
employment. British Columbia’s Putman-Weir Commission struck a resonant note for
educational progressivism. Saskatchewan transferred teacher education to the
university, setting teaching on a path to the modern faculty of education. The
Canadian Teachers’ Federation was formed to organize teachers collectively.
Presentations at this conference will reflect not only on the dynamism of an expansive
decade (the 1920s) – but will also consider the educational constancy and change that
have characterized the century since (1920 to 2020). We especially invite proposals
focussing on any of the eras within this timespan.
The Canadian History of Education Association/Association canadienne d’histoire de
l’éducation brings together students, educators, teacher educators, scholars, and
community-based researchers to study the educational past from interdisciplinary
perspectives. CHEA/ACHÉ broadly defines the history of education to include, but not
be limited to, formal and informal settings for teaching and learning (e.g. curricula
and pedagogy, as well as community groups), social and cultural approaches to
education (i.e. from religious organizations to the arts), the study of children and
youth (e.g. youth clubs, popular culture), as well as policy and governance of
schooling (i.e. from leader biographies to policy document analysis).
CHEA/ACHÉ also welcomes proposals outside of the conference theme that relate to
the history of education – broadly defined – in Canada and beyond. We welcome both
individual and panel presentations and particularly encourage graduate students,
new scholars, and educators to submit proposals.

To submit a proposal go to: https://events.eply.com/CHEAproposal2020

For individual presentation proposals:

· Author(s) name(s);
· Institutional affiliation(s) (if any);
· Contact information, including email address;
· A single document that contains: 1) a 250-word abstract with the author(s)
name(s), presentation title, topic, approach and conclusions; and 2) a one-page
(max.) curriculum vitae (for each author) with name, affiliation, contact e-mail
and recent publications and/or research activities.
· The above information should be compiled into one Word or PDF document.

For panel presentation proposals (3-4 individuals):

· Coordinating author’s name and institutional affiliation (if any);
· Contact information, including email address for the coordinating author;
· A single document that contains: 1) A 100-word description of the panel theme,
2) a 250-word abstract for each panel presentation (no fewer than 3 and no more
than 4 panelists) that includes author’s name, presentation title, topic, approach
and conclusions; and 3) a one-page (max.) curriculum vitae (for each author)
with name, affiliation, contact email and recent publications and/or research
activities.
· The above information should be compiled into one Word or PDF document.

CHEA/ACHE also invites contributions to the ‘Thousand Words in a Picture’ session.

We welcome proposed presentations that consist of a photograph of an artifact, a
place or an image and a short paper (maximum 1000 words) analyzing the picture’s
historical significance and relevance to the conference theme. The picture will be
projected during the delivery of the paper. This special session will take place
during the opening of the Conference on the evening of October 22nd.

For questions about the conference or for more information, please contact Jason
Ellis j.ellis@ubc.ca

For updates and further information see the website: https://www.ache-chea.ca/2020-conference/

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