September 4th & 5th, 2018
Texas A&M University • College Station, Texas
The Department of Teaching, Learning & Culture (TLAC) in the College of Education & Human Development at Texas A&M University is hosting its 1st annual Celebrating & Exploring Diversity in K-12 Literature & Literacies (CEDK12) conference. This conference seeks to bring together diverse voices in interdisciplinary scholarship, inquiry, and authorship related to and cultivating of research in the exploration of literacy, [K-12] literature, and multicultural and topics related to diversity, including, but not limited to, equity and inclusion; pedagogical practice (with emphasis in literacy, K-12 literature, and cross-curricular design/interdisciplinary content); literacy and multicultural education in pre-service teacher training; social justice advocacy and agency; identity politics; curriculum development, assessment practices and instruction; implications for higher education literacies and inclusion practices; topics related to mirrors and windows in literature; YA literature; critical perspectives and intersectional studies in race, class, gender, sexual orientation, politics, philosophy, theory, epistemology, education, post/colonial studies, multicultural studies, arts, economy, law, urban/suburban/rural spaces; among others.Register for this Event
Research presented may consist of qualitative, postqualitative, mixed methods, or quantitative research methodologies. Authorship presented may consist of poetry or prose. All research involving human participants must conform to the researcher’s IRB process.
Consistent with the fundamental values of TLAC and the university, you are invited to submit finished or unfinished interdisciplinary works for presentation related to the conference purpose and this year’s theme, Movement Forward to Inspire. We encourage you to think about the meaning of this year’s theme as it relates to you.
This year, our keynote speaker is acclaimed, award winning author, Matt de la Peña, whose voice and work in YA and children’s literature continues to inspire folks of all ages and backgrounds.
For more information about our keynote, please visit MattDelapena.com