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>Subject: CFP: Cultures Across Curriculum Conference (7/14/06; 
>10/10/06-10/12/06)
>From: "Davies, Diana K" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Call for Papers
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>Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum:
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>Building New Connections
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>October 10-12, 2006
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>Hosted by Portland State University
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>In collaboration with Baldwin-Wallace College, Binghamton University,
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>The University of Iowa & the American Council on Education (ACE) 
>Internationalization Collaborative
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>INVITATION AND OVERVIEW
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>The Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) Movement 
>intends to make global competence a reality for students and to 
>create alliances among educators to share practices and find ways to 
>incorporate an international dimension in curricula, and, more 
>generally, to achieve internationalization goals. General principles 
>of CLAC include 1) a focus on communication and content rather than 
>grammar in language instruction and application, 2) an emphasis on 
>meaningful content-focused language use, outside traditional foreign 
>language classes, and 3) an approach to language use and 
>cross-cultural skills as means for the achievement of global 
>intellectual synthesis, in which students learn to combine and 
>interpret knowledge produced in other languages and in other 
>cultures. Within this large framework, CLAC can take many forms, 
>depending on specific content and curricular goals within a 
>discipline. Among areas of interest to CLAC educators are 1) 
>alternative models of educa!
>  tion that foster the acquisition of cross-cultural competences, 2) 
>frameworks that serve to build connections between comparative 
>literature, cultural studies and area studies, 3) K-16 articulation 
>models, 4) content-based language instruction and the development of 
>new content-based foreign language textbooks and discipline-specific 
>learning materials and technology, 4) study abroad, including 
>programs focused on professional studies, 5) heritage learner 
>programs, and 6) service learning models in cross-cultural contexts.
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>The specific focus of the 2nd annual conference on Cultures and 
>Languages Across the Curriculum will be: 1) how to prepare students 
>for CLAC through better K-16 articulation and 2) how to incorporate 
>culture into language-focused models. The conference will be held in 
>conjunction with the 6th International Conference on Service 
>Learning in Portland, Oregon, to allow participants to learn about 
>incorporating CLAC into service learning experiences. These two 
>events will overlap by one day to allow cross-conference 
>participation.
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>TOPICS
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>Papers are solicited concerning, but not limited to the following areas:
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>1)      CLAC and K-16 Articulation
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>How can we establish workable K-16 articulation models that promote 
>international education?
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>2)   Content-Based Language Learning
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>What are the intersections between CLAC and content-based language 
>learning theories and practices?
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>3)   Culture and Cross-Cultural Communication
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>             How can CLAC highlight culture to improve cross-cultural 
>competence and promote language study?
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>4)   Business and Government Models of Internationalization
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>How can we meet the contrasting needs of business (the "metropolitan 
>migrant" model) and academia, defense, or diplomacy (the "expert" 
>model)?  How might we adapt CLAC to fulfill varying needs?
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>5) CLAC in the Context of Comparative, Cultural, and Area Studies
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>What are the intersections between Comparative Literature, Cultural 
>Studies, Area Studies, and CLAC? Can these fields of study "meet" 
>through the agency of CLAC? 
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>6)   CLAC and International Service Learning (ISL)
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>       How can CLAC be used before, during, and after ISL activities 
>to maximize acquisition of intercultural knowledge and skills?  How 
>can ISL principles and practices inform CLAC to increase global 
>learning?
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>7)      CLAC and Study Abroad Programs
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>How can CLAC principles be integrated into study abroad programs, 
>including programs for professional studies? How can study abroad 
>link better to non-foreign language disciplines?
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>8)      CLAC and Assessment
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>How should we assess CLAC programs and learning? Are language 
>proficiency and cross-cultural skills assessment tools (such as 
>ACTFL standards and the IDI) appropriate to the goals of CLAC?
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>9)       CLAC and Heritage Learner Programs
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>How can the needs of heritage learners in foreign language 
>instruction be addressed using CLAC principles? How can the 
>knowledge of these learners be used as a resource in CLAC programs?
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>ABSTRACT FORMAT
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>To offer a 30-minute paper or 90-minute panel presentation, please 
>provide the following, in the form of MS Word documents attached to 
>the email message:
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>1.                  A cover sheet including:
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>a.       Type:  Paper (30 minutes, including 10 minutes for open 
>discussion) or Panel Presentation (90 minutes, including 30 minutes 
>for questions and comments from the audience)
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>b.       Title of your paper or presentation and brief description 
>(75-100 words)
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>c.       Names of Presenter(s) including, as appropriate, 
>specification of their roles, contact information for each (titles 
>and affiliations, email addresses, telephone and fax numbers), and 
>brief biographical sketch (50-75 words) for each presenter
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>d.       Relationship to Conference Themes
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>e.       Target Audience(s), including what the audience(s) can 
>expect to "take away" from your paper or presentation
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>2.         A one-page abstract (500 words) of your paper or 
>presentation, clearly indicating what each presenter, if more than 
>one, will contribute.
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>3.         A list of needs for your paper or session (Internet 
>access and on-site computers may be limited. Come prepared.) 
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>Proposals must be submitted by July 14, 2006 to: Kathie Godfrey, 
>Portland State University at [log in to unmask] with "CLAC Conference" 
>in the Subject line.  Tel: (800) 547-8887, ex. 5294.  Fax: (503) 
>725-5276.  Mail: Foreign Languages & Literatures, P.O. Box 751, 
>Portland, OR 97201-0751.
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>For additional information see our website at: 
>http://www.clas.pdx.edu/clac/ 
><https://webmail.pdx.edu/horde/util/go.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.clas.pdx.edu%2Fclac%2F&Horde=4b9706e882ce1382991fc54d7c746c6e>
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