THE NINTH INTERNATIONAL KORCZAK CONFERENCE

Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the International Korczak Conference, held on August 22-25, 2018 at the Seattle Pacific University (SPU) campus. The conference features multidisciplinary research and practice that address complex issues of providing and protecting children’s rights in different social institutions, training humanistic teachers with the main focus on Janusz Korczak’s educational legacy through the conference theme: Education for excellence, diversity, and respect: Transformative 21st century innovations.

We invite proposals (in the English language only) for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, exhibits and posters.  (We also encourage submissions from doctoral students, teachers, and other practitioners working with the children of all ages).

Presentations may report on original research, innovative programs, creative projects, professional practices and theoretical perspectives on topics that relate to the conference theme. Workshops, exhibits, and poster format submissions are encouraged to use a variety of creative methods including multimedia, performance arts and experiential knowledge to develop participants’ understanding, insights, knowledge, and skills. All submissions will go through a peer reviewed process.

Submission deadline:  February 15, 2018
Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2018

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

Thank you for your interest in submitting a presentation for our coming international conference. Please review the following guidelines and additional information for composing your proposal.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
The deadline for submitting proposals is February 15, 2018, 11:59 pm Pacific Time.
You will be notified on the status of your submission no later than April 15, 2018.


SUBMISSIONS

Individual paper presentation
One-hour workshop
Two-hour workshop
Poster presentation
New book launch session

Notes: An individual can submit only one conference proposal but could be part of the team in another proposal. As all submissions go through a blind peer review process, try to avoid any information that might help identifying the proposal author(s).

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Individual paper presentation:
Paper proposals, composed by one or several authors, should be submitted individually and on acceptance, the conference organizing committee will form them into 90-minute panels based on the discussion of common topics.

  • Title (up to 18 words)
  • Keywords (up to 10)
  • Conference Program Abstract (120 words): This is the short version that will be used in the printed program.
  • Description (750 words): State the purpose of the paper, define the concepts at its center, discuss the significance of the study or work, address its social context or/and theoretical framework, consider methodological issues, and reflect on the practical implication of your ideas. The description should be in the form of a complete narrative paper.
  • Short author(s)’ bios (up to 50 words).
  • Contact information: Contact email address of the first author for communication purposes.

One-hour workshop (by an individual or a group of presenters)

  • Title (up to 15 words)
  • Keywords (up to 8)
  • Conference Program Abstract (120 words). This is the short version that will be used in the printed program.
  • One to three learning objectives (up to 20 words each).
  • What is new and/or unique about your workshop? (Up to 30 words). Please describe.
  • Agenda Outline. Provide a tentative outline of how you will spend this hour, including time estimates for each portion of the agenda.
  • Description (500 words). Describe the idea(s) behind your workshop, key strategies you are planning to use to engage your audience (e.g., large-group discussion, case study exercise, small-group discussion, role playing, hands-on activity, etc.), and the results you expect to achieve. Explain its practical importance and ways of implementation.
  • Target audience for your workshop (e.g., elementary/middle/high school teachers, school administrators; school counselors, etc.).
  • Short author(s)’ bios (up to 50 words).
  • Contact information. Contact email address of the first author for communication purposes.

Two-hour workshop (by an individual or a group of presenters)

  • Title (up to 15 words)
  • Keywords (up to 8)
  • Conference Program Abstract (120 words). This is the short version that will be used in the printed program.
  • One to three learning objectives (up to 20 words each).
  • What is new and/or unique about your workshop? (Up to 50 words). Please describe.
  • Agenda Outline. Provide a tentative outline of how you will spend your two hours, including time estimates for each portion of the agenda.
  • Facilitation Experience. Please include information about specific and/or similar facilitation experience you (and your co-presenters, when applicable) have. You may include any other relevant to this presentation projects.
  • Description (500 words). Describe the idea(s) behind your workshop, key strategies you are planning to use to engage your audience (e.g., large-group discussion, case study exercise, small-group discussion, role playing, hands-on activity, etc.), and the results you expect to achieve. Explain its practical importance and ways of implementation.
  • Target audience for your workshop (e.g., elementary/middle/high school teachers, school administrators; school counselors, etc.)
  • Short author(s)’ bios (up to 50 words).
  • Contact information: Contact email address of the first author for communication purposes.

Poster presentations (by an individual or a group of presenters).  Poster presentations combine graphic display of materials with the opportunity for individualized, informal conversation about the poster topic.  The presenter stands beside a visual display of the study, verbally describes it, and responds to the questions. The poster should include the essential elements of the study while the written text is kept to a minimum.

  • Title (up to 15 words)
  • Conference Program Abstract (120 words). This is the short version that will be used in the printed program.
  • The research question(s) addressed.
  • The context of the study (Up to 60 words).
  • The significance of the study (Up to 80 words).
  • The study implications and its contribution to practice (Up to 220 words).
  • Short author(s)’ bios (up to 50 words).
  • Contact information: Contact email address of the first author for communication purposes.

New book launch session (by an individual or a group of authors)

Note: This session is designed to introduce larger educational community to recently published books on Janusz Korczak, different past and present humanistic educators, and other topics related to the conference theme. Depending on the number of submitted books, we will have one or more 90-minute sessions. Presenters are encouraged to prepare handouts/flyers with a short info about the books and themselves, and provide books for signing and purchasing by other conference participants. 

  • Title of the book
  • The author(s)
  • The publisher and year of publication
  • An abstract of the book
  • The table of contents
  • Description (750 words): Describe your presentation rationale; explain the concept, key ideas, research significance, and/or practical importance of the book. The description should be in the form of a complete narrative paper.
  • Short author(s)’ bios (up to 50 words).
  • Contact information: Contact email address of the first author for communication purposes.