Childhood Education and Issues

Jul 27 - Jul 31, 2014


Call for Papers and/or Structured Presentations - Due April 30, 2014

You are invited and encouraged to make a presentation and to provide a paper on a relevant aspect of the topic, however, your participation as a member of the Round Table is not contingent thereon. Those not presenting papers will be placed on a discussion panel. Papers presented at the Round Table may be subsequently submitted for publication in the Forum, a journal of the Oxford Round Table. Papers considered for publication in the Forum are evaluated by peer reviewers as to technical and substantive quality and for potential to make a significant contribution to new knowledge in the field. Papers and presentations regarding the following areas are of particular interest to the conference. However, these suggested areas of research and writing are not meant to be limitations and the conference programme is open to all substantive areas of formal and informal research in education.

Members of the Oxford Round Table have access to an array of academic, cultural and social resources, including the Oxford Union Debating Society, colleges and halls of Oxford dating back to 1204, museums, theatres, bookstores, college chapels, river boating, literary pubs, political clubs and may, on recommendation, become official readers of the venerable Bodleian Library of the University, founded by Duke Humphrey in 1440 and refounded by Sir Thomas Bodley in 1602. A free afternoon and evening will be available on Tuesday for independent travel to London (one hour south of Oxford), Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Cambridge or many of the other cultural sights in England.

 

This Round Table is to be held at Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford. As you may know, the University of Oxford is a confederation of thirty-eight (38) colleges of which Harris Manchester College is one. The colleges, themselves, are not degree granting or programmatic units of the University.  The University is an academic umbrella over all the colleges. The Round Table is, thus, not an academic programme conducted by the umbrella University. Harris Manchester College is the venue, the situs, location of the Round Table. The colleges, themselves, in their private corporate capacity, traditionally host an array of academic conferences assisted by Conference Oxford.  The Round Table is one such conference. Harris Manchester College was selected as the location for the meeting because of its reputation, its location in the heart of Oxford, and because of its congenial working relationship with the members of the Oxford Round Table Programme Committee and Advisory Board.

Topics of Interest will include:

Children’s Literature

•    The Culture of Literacy
•    Religion in Children’s Literature
•    Magical Worlds
•    Slam Poetry
•    African-American Children’s Literature
•    Children’s Literature Innovations
•    Fantasy and Dreams

Reading 1st
•    Using Assessment Date to Improve Comprehension
•    Energizing Instructional Methods with Reading and Writing Resources
•    Exploring Content Area Reading Strategies
•    Developing Reading Proficiency in K-3 Children
•    Utilizing Proven Strategies for English Language Learners
•    Screening and Diagnosis in Fluency Based on Assessments

Children’s Speech
•    Comprehension Instruction in the New Literary Age
•    Oral Language
•    The Teaching of a Second Language to Deaf Children
•    Improving Amplification Outcomes
•    Wordless Books
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Religion and the Public School
•    Assessing the Religious Influence on the Decline of Public Schools
•    Re-examining the Concept and Role of Public Schools in Society
•    The Extent and Methods of Government Funding of Parochial Schools
•    Emerging Concepts of the Free Exercise of Religion
•    Re-examining the Rationale for Separation of Church and State

Early Childhood Education
•    Early STEM Learning
•    Reading First
•    The Creative Child
•    Children’s Speech
•    At Risk Children
•    Preventive Health for Children
•    Planning the PreK-3 Programs
•    Technology and the Young Child

At Risk Children
•    Demographics of Federal and State Child Poverty
•    Government Financial Initiatives of Education Programs
•    Curricular Innovations
•    Addressing Educational Needs
•    Dynamics of Income Disparity among Households
•    Human Rights of the Child
•    Parental Prerogative and Abuse
•    Child Care and the Law
•    Education and Family Values

Early Childhood Literacy
•    Modern Literacy Strategies
•    Understanding the Pedagogy of Reading and Writing
•    Children’s Language Production
•    Reading Interventions and Outcomes
•    Effective Methods: Evidence from Research
•    Preparing for an Early Literacy Foundation
•    Connection Instruction and Assessment
•    Implementing National and State Standards for Early Literacy
•    National and State Strategies for Early Learning
•    Literacy Development from Birth
    Literacy Skills: Speaking, Writing, Listening


Registration Fee and Meals without Lodging:

$1,895 Payment  

The payment above includes the following:
Registration Materials
Conference Materials
Access to Abstracts and Papers submitted by participants
Sunday, Monday and Wednesday Drink Reception
Sunday, Monday and Wednesday Three Course Dinner with after dinner coffee and mints in Medieval Dining Hall
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Lunches in Medieval Dining Hall
Meeting Room with all presentation equipment provided
Tea/Coffee/Biscuit breaks during the meeting

Registration Fee, Meals and WITH Lodging in the Oxford Dormitory:

$2,295 Payment  

The payment above includes the following:
Registration Materials
Conference Materials
Access to Abstracts and Papers submitted by participants
Sunday, Monday and Wednesday Drink Reception
Sunday, Monday and Wednesday Three Course Dinner with after dinner coffee and mints in Medieval Dining Hall
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Lunches in Medieval Dining Hall
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Breakfast
Lodging in the Dormitories for the nights of Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (checking out on Thursday after breakfast)
Meeting Room with all presentation equipment provided
Tea/Coffee/Biscuit breaks during the meeting

Guest Registration Fee, Meals and Lodging:
$1195 Guest Fee

Guest Registration Fee and Meals without Lodging:
$765 Guest Fee

 

Registration for this program is now open. To register, please visit the Registration Page.
For any other questions or concerns, please email coordinator@oxfordroundtable.co.uk.

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