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Muskingum College calls for submissions for proposed national conference The Invisible Child: Poverty in the Heartland

NOVEMBER 11, 2003 - The Muskingum College Department of Education seeks submissions for papers, round table discussions and alternative presentations for a proposed national conference on rural poverty and its effects on education, The Invisible Child: Poverty in the Heartland (Implications for Educators,) scheduled for September 23 - 25, 2004, on the campus and in facilities surrounding the New Concord, Ohio area.

The conference target audience will be teachers, administrators, college of education faculty and pre-service teachers. Sought are papers and presentations that focus on bridging theory and practical classroom application for a 50-minute breakout session during the Friday, September 24 workshop time. Of particular interest are ideas that offer new strategies for educators to address the unique needs of economically stressed students in rural communities.

Possible topics include: systemic changes and critical pedagogy, teacher leadership, community and educational outreach programs, anti-bias teaching strategies, and teacher preparation and professional development.

Submissions should be in the form of proposals which outline the purpose of the presentation, the credentials of the presenters and the format of the presentation. Proposals should contain only the title of the presentation and not the presenter's name. A cover sheet should be attached.

Proposals should not exceed 500 words excluding references and may be electronically submitted in attachment form using Microsoft Word.