Language Education Policy Studies
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 May 22-24, 2017 CONFERENCE ON

Language Education Policy and Inclusion (Paris)

Call for roundtable PAPERS-Paris, France

22 to 24 May (new dates)
Sponsors: Spencer Foundation, University of Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, France; University of Wisconsin-Madison (U.S.)

Nos animateurs explorent ses expériences et la partagent, comment elle a évolué, conduit à certains résultats ou questions, et d'autres sont invités à partager leur propre expérience dans ce domaine aussi. Nous ne voulons PAS d'exposé officiel. Nos tables rondes sont des lieux de partage d'expériences, où les animateurs présenteront les choses comme des expériences, éventuellement des expériences de chercheurs, sans papier, en regardant les gens dans les yeux et en parlant des expériences dans cette classe ou avec la question et en demandant aux gens de partager leur propres expériences.

While UNESCO has called for states to endorse a safe schools declaration[1], perhaps as a response to UNICEF (3 September, 2015). Education Under Fire: How Conflict in the Middle East is Depriving Children of their Schooling, we address the children and families who are forced to migrate to Europe or the U.S. fleeing poverty and/or war conditions. An under noticed effect of policy is on the critical question of children’s identities as learned in schools in the new host countries. Most of these families cannot simply ‘go back home’, and probably will not ever get to go home.

This call for papers invites submissions that take an overview of the field of Language Education Policy Studies regarding the situation of migrants and refugees, examine the potentials and limitations of existing policies, review the state of the field and envision possible futures. It encourages submissions that utilize multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approaches to study and research. 

A conceptual orientation is proposed to motivate language education curricula that transform school cultures into constructive learning communities and cultures of connectedness, harmony and peace. Language Education Policies can help repair the contextual, psychological, ideological and social fabric of human lives and societies impacted by misconceptions based on language ideologies and language status that lead to rebuilding the social link, miscommunication, discrimination, social divisions and human struggle throughout both developed and developing countries.



The Ninth International Conference on  Language Education Policy will be held on May 22-24, 2017 at the University of Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, France. The Conference is sponsored by the Spencer Foundation.

We are inviting presenter abstracts for research presentations and snapshots of pedagogy (10 minutes), and roundtable (80 minutes) that relate directly to your research and/or teaching.  We will adopt the format of roundtables for the Conference, in which 3 researchers present reflections on their experience for about 25 minutes each with conversational interactions during the presentation.

Abstracts should be sent to François Victor Tochon and are due by February 8, 2017. Notification of acceptances will be ongoing.

Applications for the Conference as well as electronic submissions should be sent on Word.doc, Word.docx, or Word.rtf files to:  ftochon(at)    


To apply for the Spring 2017 Inleps Conference in Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, please send us:

1)    Your name, position, institution, address, email

2)    The tentative title of your paper

3)    A 50-word summary of your paper for the Conference website

4)    A 200-word summary of your paper for the program

5)    A 100-word biosketch presenting who you are and your achievements

       Contact: ftochon(at)


Deadline for applying and submitting your abstract: March 8, 2017.

Deadline for web registration and early bird membership: May 1st, 2017.

Deadline for Paper submission to appear in the Proceedings: June 1st, 2017.

Deadline for book chapter final paper submission: July 1st, 2017.

A webpage will be open for the registration process.


Part 1 of the Spring 2017 Inleps Conference will be held in Madison, Wisconsin (USA).
Part 2 of the Spring 2017 Inleps Conference will be held in Paris, Quartier Latin.
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