Fire as a Process: The Sociology of 21st Century Music Education
The 2nd MENC Biennial National Music Educators National Conference with special focus on Music Education Research and Music Teacher Education, will take place in St. Louis, Missouri, March 28-31, 2012
Social Science SRIG Session: Call for Proposals
Session format: Two people will provide 20- minute research presentations on current work. An additional 9 people will be asked to share their current research in 5-7 minute “flash” presentations within a small-group roundtable discussion format. It is highly recommended that presenters use media (power point, handouts, etc.) in order to take full advantage of the time frames.
The first 50 minutes of the session will feature the two 20-minute presentations, with ten minutes for discussion and questions. For the final 25 minutes of the session we will break into three roundtable research presentation/discussion groups. We imagine each table having a common research theme (i.e., “Music education and the 4 C’s as 21st Century Skills”, “Social groupings within music education”, or “Power Relations in music education”) which will provide a framework for discussions between presenters and attendees (roundtable themes will be developed from the submitted proposals).
Submissions Anyone interested in presenting research at the Social Sciences SRIG may send a proposal. Submissions for the 20-minute presentation should be completed research, while submission for flash presentations may be ongoing or completed research. Submissions should consist of:
1) a 250-word abstract (with author and institution names removed)
2) an introductory email listing the primary proposer’s contact information including office telephone number as well as e-mail address
3) a note indicating whether the paper should be considered for the 20-minute or 5-7-minute roundtable presentations (or both).
Proposals should be sent in Word (.doc or .docx) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format to Katy Strand, Social Sciences SRIG Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “SS SRIG Submission.” Due to a very tight time frame imposed by MENC, submissions must be sent no later than midnight Eastern Standard Time, September 10, 2011.
Proposals will be reviewed by a panel of reviewers, including the Chair, Chair-Elect, and selected senior researchers in the Social Sciences SRIG. Notification of acceptance will be provided by the SS SRIG Chair by September 30, 2011. Presenters will be invited to prepare a paper by the time of the MENC meeting to be posted on the SS SRIG blog.