Social Science Education Consortium Conference - Democracy at a Crossroads: Examining the Past and Facing the Future

Social Science Education Consortium Conference - Democracy at a Crossroads: Examining the Past and Facing the Future

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Democracy at a Crossroads: Examining the Past and Facing the Future      

Florence, Italy

June 5-10, 2018

 

 

Call for Proposals

We invite proposals from social science education researchers, pedagogues, practitioners and others to participate in the 2018 SSEC Conference. Proposals may focus on the conference theme and/or feature new directions for social science education in research, policy, and/or practice.

 

Conference Theme

Through the conference’s theme, Democracy at a Crossroads: Examining the Past and Facing the Future, presenters and attendees will be given an opportunity to discuss the future of world democracy by looking at recent historical cross-cultural phenomena and noting what these portend for social science and social studies educators now and in the future. Florence is the perfect site for this exploration as it is an epicenter of the evolution of modern government, art, and socio-cultural constructs.

 

Presentation Formats

·      90-minute themed panels (ideally no more than 3 presenters, no discussant, and allowing 15 minutes for discussion)

·      60-minute paper presentation sessions (2-3 papers per session with time for group discussion)

·      Alternative formats will be considered, subject to logistical and schedule constraints

 

Proposal Submission

To promote broad participation in the conference, your name must appear on one submission only. Proposals must be submitted as a Word document. The proposal should be no more than two single‐spaced pages in length and include the following six sections (incomplete proposals will not be accepted):

1.   Names, affiliations, addresses, and e‐mail addresses of all presenters

2.   Brief title, capturing the primary focus, concern, or topic of the session

3.   Abstract for inclusion in the conference program (100 word maximum). Panel proposals should include a 100 word summary abstract for inclusion in the conference program and 100 word abstracts from each of the presenters (also for inclusion in the conference program).

4.   Brief rationale explicating the theoretical grounding of the session, and its relevance to the theme and interests of the conference (500 words max without references)

5.   Indication of session type (e.g. paper presentation, themed panel)

6.   Indication of provisions for involving audience participation and format

Submission Deadline

The deadline for submissions is October 6, 2017. Note: To facilitate the timely announcement of the conference program, there will be no deadline extension. Proposals should be submitted to jamesdavis711@gmail.com. Our program committee and volunteer reviewers will review submissions. You will be notified of the outcome of your proposal no later than October 31, 2017.

 

Volunteer Opportunity

If you are interested in reviewing proposals, please email jamesdavis711@gmail.com and put “SSEC volunteer reviewer” in the email subject. Include your position (e.g. graduate student, faculty) and areas of research interest in the body of the email.

 

Questions

More details on registration rates and travel information will be forthcoming. If you have any questions, please contact jamesdavis711@gmail.com.

 

Sincerely, your program co‐chairs:

James E. Davis, Executive Director

Richard Diem, Past President

Michael J. Berson, President

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