Literacy and Contemporary Society: Spaces, Discourses, Practices

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The Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus, in collaboration with the University of Cyprus, announce the 2nd International Scientific Conference on “Literacy and Contemporary Society”, titled:
Spaces, Discourses, Practices

The Conference will be held on 28-29 November 2017, at the “Filoxenia” Conference Center in Nicosia.

The Conference aspires to constitute a dynamic forum for the exchange of theoretical perspectives, research findings and knowledge on good practices related to how Literacy as a broad term, a practice and subject of education can be (re)defined in contemporary institutional/non-institutional and broader socio-political and historical contexts. Therefore, the aim of the Conference is to contribute to the study of different aspects and forms of Literacy and to facilitate the discussion of related issues.

The Conference addresses teachers, undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students, academics, researchers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as other stakeholder interested in the promotion of language and literacy, as well as literacy education.

Participation in the Conference can take the form of oral paper presentation, poster, symposium or workshop.

Key Notes Speakers:

- Adam Lefstein, Professor, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
- Kate Pahl, Professor, The University of Sheffield
- Vally Lytra, Senior Lecturer, Goldsmiths, University of London

Participation in the Conference is free of charge. Places are limited to about 300 participants and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

To participate in the Conference in any form (oral paper presentation, poster, symposium or workshop), authors may submit a proposal until no later than September 10th, 2017, by completing their details in the appropriate form which can be found on the Conference website: Abstracts should be sent to the email address:

The proposal for oral presentation, poster, symposium or workshop should be addressing one of the following themes:

- Language, Literacy and Teaching Practices
- Emergent Literacy and Literacy in the Early Years (in and out of school)
- Literacy, Curriculum and Educational Policies
- Teacher Professional Development and Literacy
- Multiliteracies, Multimodality and New Information and Communication Technologies
- Bilingualism, Multilingualism and Multicultural Education
- Literacy, Social Practices and Informal Education
- Literacy and Literature
- Theoretical Approaches to Language and Literacy Research
Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee of the Conference and decisions will be sent to the corresponding authors by the 25th of September 2017.

Authors, whose abstracts will be accepted, and who are interested in publishing their full papers in the Conference Proceedings, must send their final paper until no later than 20 November 2017. Full papers will also be reviewed by the Scientific Committee of the Conference, and authors will be notified for possible revisions via email, until no later than December 20, 2017.

More details regarding the procedure to be followed for full paper submissions will be announced at a later stage on the Conference website Please note that only papers presented at the Conference may be included in the Conference Proceedings.

Spyros Sofokleous
Cyprus Pedagogical Institute

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