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Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education: An International Journal.
Special Issue on Migration, Religion, and Education.
Call for Papers
Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education: An International Journal invites contributions for an upcoming guest edited volume on Migration, Religion, and Education. This special issue invites papers from a diversity of international perspectives and country contexts, and from a variety of education disciplines, to address the theme of migration, religion, and education. Education should be considered broadly to include all stages / levels of formal education, as well as non-formal and informal education.
The continuing salience of religion as a fundamental basis for identity and belonging, and as an on-going focal point of political struggles across the world has shaken to its core the narrative projecting a final « global triumph » of liberal democracy in the post-Cold War era. Religion still matters a great deal, both publicly and privately. And religion has always had important linkages to migration and cultural diversity. As Bramadat (2009) indicates, religion is quite powerfully related to many of the most complex features of migration today; it is often involved in conflicts driving people to flee their home countries, it is used in political resistance struggles (both in the « homeland » and the diaspora), and it very typically serves as a foundation for the social structures of newly arrived minority communities in host societies. Each of these illustrations has important connections to education; religiously persecuted refugees may utilize their cultural (and specifically religious) capital to their advantage in schooling in host societies that privilege rather than severely disadvantage their faith traditions, diasporic communities may use non-formal and informal education methods to mobilize their members around a religiously framed cause, churches and mosques may create schools within immigrant neighborhoods to serve as anchors for the passing on of tradition as well as the cultivation of ethno-specific forms of social capital.
This special issue invites papers from a diversity of international perspectives and country contexts, and from a variety of education disciplines, to address the theme of migration, religion, and education. Education should be considered broadly to include all stages / levels of formal education, as well as non-formal and informal education.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
• religion and identity among migrant students
• the « problematization » of religious minority students in host society schools
• representation of migrant’s religions in school curriculum
• religious literacy among education policy makers
• religious awareness among teachers and administrators
• religion as a form of cultural capital among migrant students
• religion and migrant teachers
• court decisions bearing on the religious identities and practices of migrant students
Please send abstracts to Bruce Collet firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15, 2012.
Responses to submitted abstracts will be sent by April 2012. Full article submissions from invited papers will be due July 1, 2012. Papers invited for the special issue will undergo blind review procedures.
Reviews of relevant books are also encouraged.
ABTRACTS should be submitted according to the following format:
(AUTHOR/S FULL NAME)
(AUTHOR/S AFFILIATION AND FULL ADDRESS INCLUDING E-MAIL)
(ABSTRACT UP TO 600 WORDS NOT INCLUDING REFERENCES- TIME NEW ROMAN 12 POINTS)
Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education: An International Journal (Taylor & Francis; http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/journal.asp?issn=1559-5692&linktype=1) is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal focused on critical discourse and research in diaspora, indigenous, and minority education. The journal is dedicated to researching cultural sustainability in a world increasingly consolidating under national, transnational, and global organizations. It aims to draw attention to, and learn from, the many initiatives being conducted around the globe in support of diaspora, indigenous, and minority education, which might otherwise go unnoticed.
|Bruce Collet, PhD
Educational Foundations and Inquiry
School of Leadership & Policy Studies
College of Education & Human Development
Bowling Green State University
569 Education Building
The Centre for Migrations and Citizenship
of the French Institute for International Relations
in collaboration with
The Embassy of the United States in Paris, France
And with the support of Veolia Environmental Services
Are pleased to invite you to their international conference
On Friday, 13th of January 2012, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
27 rue de la Procession, 75015 Paris / Métro Volontaires (line 12) or Pasteur (line 6)
Phone : +33 (1)1 40 61 60 00
Lieutenant General Thomas BOSTICK, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, U.S. Army, United States
Jesus “Chuy” GARCIA, Cook County Commissioner, Chicago, United States
Pascal DECARY, Group Human Resources Manager, Veolia Environmental Services, France
Kathleen NEWLAND, Co-Founder, Migration Policy Institute; Manager, International Diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA), United States
Migration policies impact the economic sector: they shape the numbers and profile of foreigners entering a national economic market, their reception conditions, and they influence the needs and nature of an adequate diversity strategy. But the impact of economic actors on the making of migration policies is less certain:
What role can and do economic actors play in the elaboration of migration policies?
This question is at the core of this international conference, which examines what could be learned from a country, the United States, whose migration and integration policies strongly differ from those of France. Former State Senator and now Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia will address the role that economic actors can play in the making of migration policies. At the other end of the migration process, 3-star U.S. Army General Bostick will share with us his insight on the diversity recruitment strategies of one of the nation’s largest recruiters, whose policies in terms of diversity have often been groundbreaking.
This conference will be held in English.
To register, please fill in the registration form on Ifri’s website here.
Registration is exclusively accepted through internet and will be confirmed by email.
Regstration will be closed on January, 11th, 2012.
University of Essex, Department of Sociology,
NORFACE PhD scholarship in the project
‘500 Families: Migration Histories of Turks in Europe’
The Department of Sociology is looking for an enthusiastic PhD candidate for three years, commencing October 2010. Under the supervision of Dr Güveli, the student will conduct a study leading to a PhD thesis. The candidate is required to write his/her own PhD proposal within the project ‘500 Families: Migration Histories of Turks in Europe’. The first version of this proposal should be presented when making the application and it will be used to select the successful student.
Project ‘500 Families: Migration Histories of Turks in Europe (LineUp) ’
The research project ‘500 Families: Migration Histories of Turks in Europe (LineUp)’ is funded by the NORFACE (New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Co-operation in Europe). This international collaborative research involves partners from the UK, Netherlands and Germany. It aims to collect data on the complete genealogies of 500 Turkish families in Europe and Turkey, to interview a selected number of family members (around 6,000) and to collect data about 11,000 family members of these genealogies. It focuses on migration patterns of the Turkish immigrants in Europe and investigates transmission of resources, behaviour, and values across multiple generations. The Turkish families will be selected by screening five high migrant sending regions in Turkey.
Further information about the Research Project LineUp can be found on the project’s web page at: www.lineup.essex.ac.uk
More information about the Department of Sociology can be found at: www.essex.ac.uk/sociology
Qualifications and skills
Qualifications of the PhD candidate should include a Masters in sociology, or related social sciences discipline, advanced skills of social science quantitative research, experience with and strong interest in migration issues. In addition, excellent skills in using statistical software packages such as SPSS, STATA and preferably MLwiN and ability in speaking, writing and understanding Turkish, English and preferably French.
The award pays tuition fees and a maintenance grant each year for a maximum of three years of full-time doctoral study (subject to evidence of satisfactory progress).
Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Ayse Güveli (T 00 44 (0) 1206 873054,
E email@example.com). Please send your research proposal and CV via e-mail with the following inserted into the subject: ‘LineUp PhD position’ before the closing time (stated below).
However, all applications must also be sent to Ms Michele Hall. The successful candidate must provide all necessary documents. For more information about these documents please contact Ms Michele Hall with the following inserted into the subject: ‘LineUp PhD position’.
Department of Sociology
T 00 44 (0) 1206 87 3051
Closing date: 23 July 2010
Interview date: Week beginning 2 August 2010