The NCTEAR 2011 conference theme will focus on crossing borders with an emphasis on emerging conceptualizations of how time and space affect and inform literacy education and research. Attention to time and space has emerged out of recent investigations that have recognized the ways time and space operate as contextual factors that affect the lives of students, educators, family members, and researchers. These insights have contributed to questions related to history, identity, longitudinal methodologies, in-school and out-of-school literacies, and local/global literacies, as well as a range of other issues. The conference theme aims to address current practical, theoretical, and methodological issues related to time and space in literacy research. This national conference will feature the work of keynote speakers who will speak reflect on to the affordances and challenges of various conceptions of time and space.
We welcome proposals that describe literacy researchers’ conceptualizations of time and space as well as insights and challenges gained through specific studies, explorations of emerging theories, and considerations of practical and ethical research dilemmas. The deadline for submission of proposals has passed. Please read the “Call for Proposals” for more information.