Monday, January 18, 2010
Legal writing professors are invited to participate in Academic Writing and Beyond in Multicultural Societies, Israel’s first international conference on academic writing, July 28-29, 2010, organized by The Israel Forum for Academic Writing (IFAW) and the Institute of Research, Curriculum and Program Development for Teacher Education (known by its Hebrew aconym, MOFET). Professors Deborah Holdstein (Columbia College, Chicago and editor of CCC), Chris Anson (North Carolina State University, past president of Council of Writing Program Administrators), and Otto Kruse (Director of ZHAW Center for Professional Writing at Zurich University of Applied Sciences, School of Applied Linguistics and Board Member of the European Association of Teachers of Academic Writing) have so far agreed to be plenary speakers for the two-day conference, which will be held in Tel Aviv.
The organizers intend to create a dynamic and interesting conference that will engage in critical dialogue about what it means to teach academic writing in multicultural and multi-lingual societies, and what will best serve students in such societies when they graduate from their studies. There are plans to tour Tel Aviv and Jerusalem before and after the conference, to publish the proceedings, and to provide ample opportunity for attendees to hear and participate in engaged dialogue with thoughtful people.
hat tip: Cynthia Adams