Advance notice and call for papers Conference
Discourse Power Resistance:
New Directions, New Moves
University of Plymouth - Sunday 6 April - Tuesday 8 April, 2003
Michael Apple, John Bascom
Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison
Patti Lather, Professor in the Cultural Studies in Education Programme, School of Educational Policy and Leadership at Ohio State University
Ian Stronach, Research Professor at the Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University
In the Spring of 2002 we held a first conference (now affectionately known as ‘DPR1’) to look at the urgent issues around higher, further, adult and continuing education: Who is in charge? Who is setting the agenda? Where are we going? Why? The conference was international, interdisciplinary, intense. It was clear that there was widespread concern that education is losing its way, being redirected and getting even more lost. Across subject areas throughout the Humanities and Social Sciences, delegates discussed what was happening, and what should and could be done about it.
We return to these issues in Spring 2003. We have subtitled the conference ‘New Directions, New Moves’: we are looking at the processes of being directed, and the movements that result - conforming, resisting, subverting, evading. Is education, world-wide, ducking and weaving to avoid the harness? Or are there new directions we can take, new moves to be made?
The conference aims to combine a high level of debate with an informal atmosphere, where academic conventions are set aside whenever they threaten to get in the way of helping us understand ourselves, one-another, and the issues that confront us all.
The conference is hosted by the Graduate School in the Faculty of Arts and Education of Plymouth University.
Call for papers
The conference organisers are seeking to encourage presentations on a wide range of topics related to issues of Discourse, Power and Resistance in education. The aim is to offer a range of formats: papers, workshops and symposia. Offers of papers should be in the form abstracts of between 150 - 250 words, and should make clear the intended format: paper, workshop or symposium. Abstracts should be submitted in PC format via email or disc to: Cath Geden, Conference Administrator, School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Education, University of Plymouth, The Tower Room, Seale-Hayne Campus, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6NQ. email: [email="email@example.com"]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email] or [email="email@example.com"]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email].
If you would like to discuss anything to do with the conference (papers you might offer, discussions or workshops you might lead) please contact the conference organiser, Jerome Satterthwaite, School of Graduate Studies, Charles Cross Centre, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA.
Tel: 01752 232332 or 01752 823091.
Information on the conference will be posted on the DPR website at [url="http://www.fae.plym.ac.uk/cert/dpr.html"]http://www.fae.plym.ac.uk/cert/dpr.html[/url]