Adult Education in Global Times: An International Research Conference (AEGT2021)

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Announcing
Adult Education in Global Times (AEGT 2021)
June 3-6, 2021

A Virtual Conference incorporating AEGT2020

 

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Planning international academic conferences has become very complicated in the midst of a global pandemic that has still not run its full course. AEGT2020, originally scheduled for early June of 2020 in Vancouver, was cancelled in mid-March out of concern for the health and safety of the hundreds of presenters, other attendees and support staff who were expected to participate.

The Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) and the Adult Learning and Education group at UBC are committed to hosting a virtual version of the original conference design on June 3-6, 2021. All of the other seven partnering organizations in the 2020 conference will again be co-hosting the 2021 conference. Below are details that we hope will provide those who expected to present at AEGT2020—and others who may wish to participate in 2021—with answers to questions about what we are planning.

 

  1. Dates: The conference will be conducted during the period June 3-6, 2021, with pre-conferences on Thursday, June 3 and the main conference June 4-6.

 

  1. Format: The only way to guarantee that the conference will be held in 2021 is to offer it as a fully virtual event with a combination of “pre-recorded” video presentations supplemented by synchronous and asynchronous interactions. We also expect there will be a limited number of live, “real-time” interactive presentations, but plan to limit these due to the challenges of scheduling around global time zone differences and the desire to avoid consistently disadvantaging those from certain regions of the world who wish to participate.

 

  1. Presentations: All those whose presentations were accepted for the 2020 conference will be asked to confirm by January 15, 2021, whether or not they wish to have a place on the 2021 virtual conference program by completing a webform—see the “2020 Presenters” tab—on the AEGT2021 conference website.Those who submitted their work for the AEGT2020 Proceedings who indicate they would like to present at the 2021 conference will be assigned presentation slots in the conference schedule.Those whose presentations were accepted for 2020 but who did not submit their work for the 2020 Proceedings will be expected to submit their papers or other summaries for the 2021 Proceedings by the deadline below in order to have their presentation included in the 2021 conference schedule.We are still finalizing the platform for the conference, but it is likely that those presenting their work will be asked to prepare and submit in advance of the conference pre-recorded videos of their presentations. These videos will constitute the primary “content” of each presentation followed by synchronous or asynchronous interaction. Limits on the length of each video will be provided to presenters along with directions on how to record and submit them. Additional details will be posted on the conference website and sent to all those who will be presenting.

 

  1. Call for Additional Proposals: We realize that some researchers who may wish to participate in AEGT2021 either did not submit proposals for AEGT2020 or have completed new work that they wish to submit for the 2021 conference. CASAE has agreed to accept and adjudicate all “new” proposals for the 2021 conference. At this point we are unsure how many additional proposals can be accepted—beyond those accepted for 2020—but we will do our best to accommodate as many “new” proposals as possible. Watch the AEGT2021 conference website for this “limited” call for new proposals.

 

  1. Registration: All those participating in the conference will be expected to register. Presenters will be expected to register by the end of the “Early” registration period. Presenters who have not registered by this date will have their presentation removed from the conference schedule. Access to conference sessions will be via a password link provided to registrants just prior to the start of the conference. Registration fees will be posted by March 15, 2021.

 

  1. Key dates:
    2020
    November 30 Call for Proposals opens & submission site activated
    2021
    January 15 Deadline for submitting proposals
    February 1 Authors of proposals notified of decisions
    March 15 Registration opens
    April 1 Deadline for receipt of papers and other summaries for the 2021 Proceedings.

 

Hosted by:

 

 

 

Other partnering organizations:

  • Adult Education Research Conference
  • Adult Learning Australia
  • American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
  • European Society for Research on the Education of Adults
  • Indian Adult Education Association
  • International Society for Comparative Adult Education
  • Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Présentant

Éducation à l’adulte en temps globale (AEGT 2021)

du 3 au 6 juin 2021

Une conférence virtuelle incorporant AEGT2021

 

 

La planification des conférences internationales est devenue très compliquée au milieu d’une pandémie mondiale qui n’est pas encore fini. AEGT2020, initialement prévue début juin 2020 à Vancouver, a été annulée en mi-mars par souci de préserver la santé et la sécurité des centaines de présentateurs, autres participant.e.s et du personnel logistique qui devaient y participer.

L’association canadienne pour l’étude de l’éducation aux adultes (CASAE/ACÉÉA) et le groupe d’éducation aux adultes et de leur apprentissage à UBC se sont engagé à accueillir une version virtuelle de la conception originale de la conférence du 3 au 6 juin 2021. Les sept autres organismes partenaires de la conférence 2020 co-organiseront à nouveau la conférence 2021. Vous trouverez ci-dessous les détails qui, nous l’espérons, fourniront des réponses à ceux qui s’attendaient à présenter à AEGT2020 et à ceux qui souhaiteraient participer en 2021; réponses relatives aux questions concernant ce que nous prévoyons (quant à l’organisation de la conférence).

 

  1. Les dates: La conférence aura lieu du 3 au 6 juin 2021, avec une pré-conférence le jeudi 3 juin 2021 et la conférence principale du 4 au 6 juin 2021.

 

  1. Le format : La seule façon de garantir que la conférence se tiendra en 2021 est de la proposer comme un événement entièrement virtuel avec une combinaison de présentations vidéo «préenregistrées» complétées par des interactions synchrones et asynchrones. Nous prévoyons également un nombre limité de présentations interactives en direct et en « temps réel », limite dû aux difficultés de programmation liés aux différences de fuseaux horaires mondiaux et à la volonté d’éviter de systématiquement désavantager ceux de certaines régions du monde qui souhaitent participer.

 

  1. Les présentations : Tous ceux et celles dont les présentations ont été acceptées pour la conférence de 2020 seront invités à confirmer avant la date limite, le 15 décembre 2020, s’ils souhaitent ou non avoir une place au programme de la conférence virtuelle 2021 en remplissant un formulaire en ligne – voir l’onglet « Présentateurs 2020 » – sur la site web de la conférence AEGT2021.Pour ceux qui ont soumis leur travail pour Proceedings AEGT2020 et qui ont indiqué qu’ils voudraient présenter à la conférence 2021 se verront attribuer des créneaux de présentations dans le programme de la conférence.Ceux dont les présentations ont été acceptées pour 2020 mais qui n’ont pas soumis leur travail pour Proceedings 2020 devront soumettre leurs articles ou autres synthèses pour Proceedings 2021 avant la date limite ci-dessous afin que leur présentation soit incluse dans le programme de la conférence 2021.Nous sommes actuellement en train de finaliser la plateforme en ligne pour la conférence, il est probable que ceux et celles présentant leurs travaux seront invités à préparer et à soumettre des vidéos préenregistrées de leurs présentations en amont de la conférence. Ces vidéos constitueront le « contenu » principal de chaque présentation, suivie d’une interaction synchrone ou asynchrone. Les limites quant à la durée de chaque vidéo seront fournies aux présentateurs avec des instructions sur la façon de les enregistrer et de les soumettre. Des détails supplémentaires seront affichés sur le site Web de la conférence et envoyés à tous et à toutes les participant.e.s.

 

  1. Appel de communications supplémentaires : Nous nous rendons compte que certain.e.s chercheur.euse.s. souhaitant participer à l’AEGT2021 n’ont pas soumis de propositions pour AEGT2020 ou ont terminé de nouveaux travaux qu’ils souhaitent soumettre pour la conférence 2021. CASAE a convenu d’accepter et de statuer toutes les « nouvelles » propositions pour la conférence 2021. À ce stade, nous ne savons pas combien de propositions supplémentaires peuvent être acceptées – au-delà de celles acceptées pour 2020 – nous ferons de notre mieux pour inclure autant de « nouvelles » propositions que possible. Surveillez le site Web de la conférence AEGT2021 pour cet appel « limité » de nouvelles propositions.

 

  1. L’inscription: Tous et toutes les participants à la conférence devront s’inscrire. Les présentateurs devront s’inscrire avant la fin de la période d’inscription « anticipée ». Les présentateurs qui ne se sont pas inscrits à cette date verront leur présentation retirée du programme de la conférence. L’accès aux sessions de la conférence se fera à travers un lien (avec un mot de passe) fourni aux participant.e.s juste avant le début de la conférence. Les frais d’inscription seront affichés d’ici le 15 mars 2021.

 

    1. Les dates importantes:
2020
le 30 novembre Appel de communication ouvert et site de soumission activé
le 31 décembre Date limite de soumission des propositions
2021
le 1er février Décisions de sélection communiquées aux auteur.e.s de propositions
le 15 mars Inscriptions ouvertes
le 1er avril Date limite de soumission des dissertations et des synthèses pour Proceedings 2021

 

 

Organisé par:

 

 

 

Organisations partenaires :

  • Adult Education Research Conference
  • Adult Learning Australia
  • American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
  • European Society for Research on the Education of Adults
  • Indian Adult Education Association
  • International Society for Comparative Adult Education
  • Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults

Call for Proposals

AEGT 2021

A Virtual Conference Incorporating AEGT2020

 

June 3-6, 2021

(Pre-conferences: June 3)

 

Originally scheduled for June, 2020 and postponed due to Covid-19, we have redesigned and rescheduled AEGT as a virtual event to be held June 3-6, 2021. All those whose proposals were accepted for AEGT2020 have the opportunity to present virtually during AEGT2021 but should confirm their interest in doing so by completing the webform under the “2020 Presenters” tab on the AEGT2021 website. The conference program will consist of presentations accepted for 2020 supplemented by “new” work submitted through this Call for Proposals. All new proposals will be adjudicated by a review panel consisting of members of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education.

 

Primary Host Organization

Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE/ACÉÉA)

 

Partnering Organizations

  • Adult Education Research Conference (AERC)
  • American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)
  • Adult Learning Australia (ALA)
  • European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA)
  • Indian Adult Education Association (IAEA)
  • International Society for Comparative Adult Education (ISCAE)
  • Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA)

 

Deadline for submitting proposals:

January 15, 2021 – Proposals Closed

AEGT2021 website

For questions about the conference:

Thomas J. (Tom) Sork
Department of Educational Studies
Education Centre at Ponderosa Commons
University of British Columbia
6445 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 CANADA
E-mail: tom.sork@ubc.ca

 

Watch the conference website for additional details as the conference date approaches.

 

 

 

Instructions for Those Submitting Proposals (“Authors”)

 

Proposals Closed

 

A few reminders

  • New proposals may be submitted during December, 2020. Deadline for submitting proposals is January 15, 2021. Proposals now closed.
  • Only one new proposal—in addition to any accepted proposals for AEGT2020—per first author may be submitted for review.
  • All proposals will be submitted to and adjudicated by the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education.
  • The review process will begin on January 1, 2021. Decisions will be communicated to authors by February 1, 2021.
  • The deadline for submitting papers and other presentation summaries for the Proceedings is April 1, 2021. Only those new papers and other presentation summaries submitted by the deadline will be included in the conference program.
  • All those presenting during the conference are expected to register.

1.   Visit the AEGT2021 website

  • Visit the conference website— educ.ubc.ca/AEGT2021 —and click on the Proposal Submission tab. The submission platform we are using is Open Conference Systems (OCS).

2.   Registering for an account

  • Click ACCOUNT to register for a user account. If you already have one on OCS, then sign in using your username and ID.

 

  • Registration requires filling in a few brief fields on the web form.
  • Upon completion of the form, you can
    • head directly to the submission page
    • or choose to logout at this point and submit your proposal at a later date.

 

3.   Submitting a Proposal

  • Enter the submission website through the main conference website https://edst.educ.ubc.ca/aegt2021/
  • Click on Proposal Submission on the menu.
  • If you are not logged in already, log in as an “Author.”
  • Once logged in, click SUBMISSION on the menu
  • Click on the link under “Start here to submit a paper to this conference” [at the bottom of the page] then follow the steps below.

 

  • Step 1:
    Select the most appropriate “session type” for your proposal—paper, roundtable, panel, etc.

    • You can add any additional comments you want to make to the Review Coordinator/Track Director.
    • Click the button SAVE AND CONTINUE at the bottom

 

  • Step 2:
    Enter the submission’s “Metadata.”

    • Information about the author is automatically pulled in from the user’s account.
    • Using the Add Author button, additional authors can be added to the submission. However, the author filling in the form will be considered the primary author.
    • Enter the title of your proposal.
    • Enter the text (known as an “Abstract” in OCS) of your proposal.
    • Ignore the “Indexing,” “Supporting Agencies,” and “References” fields
    • Click the button SAVE AND CONTINUE at the bottom

 

  • Step 3:
    You are done!

    • “Submission complete. Thank you for submitting your work to AEGT2021.” You should receive a confirming system email message from OCS.

 

  • Step 4:
    Select Active Submissions to see the status of your submission

    • The author [the person who submitted the proposal] can log in again to see the status of their proposal.

 

4.   Tracking Progress and Receiving Outcomes of Reviews

 

You can return to your OCS account at any time to see the progress of your submission. The status will change from “Awaiting Assignment” to “Paper in Review.” You will be notified via a system email of the decision.

Your submission may be

  • accepted
  • revise
  • declined

If your proposal is accepted, you will be provided with detailed information on preparing and submitting your paper or other presentation summary for the conference Proceedings as well as information about virtual presentation formats during the conference. This information can also be found on the conference website.

Thank you for your interest in AEGT 2021!

Pre-conferences

Note that because AEGT2021 is a virtual conference, each pre-conference will also be virtual. Pre-conference organizers establish a schedule for each event based on what they believe will be most inclusive for presenters and participants. Most times listed are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) which is UTC/GMT -7. As with other scheduled events during AEGT2021, participants and presenters are responsible for checking on the beginning and ending times of sessions in their own local time zone.

Message on Anti-Asian Racism

Dear AEGT learning community,

On behalf of the Asian Preconference committee (a preconference of AERC), we would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest condolence to the families of the eight people, including six women of Asian descent, who were murdered at three separate spas in Atlanta, Georgia on March 16, 2021. We mourn the loss of life and grieve with the families broken by this racist, misogynistic hate crime. We condemn the horrific acts of hate and violence targeting the Asian and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, culminating in the tragic mass shooting distributing shockwaves across the United States.

Anti-Asian racism is not an isolated incident, nor is it new; it has a long history, but the rise started at the beginning of COVID-19. We have witnessed great sadness and dismay a nationwide increase in the number of hate crimes committed against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) because they are fueled by dangerous false rhetoric surrounding COVID-19. These incidents have incited, and they are rooted in a long history of racism and bias.

"Silence allows hatred to flourish; discussion and accountability weed it from the root." As adult educators, Asians, and Asian Americans, we want to challenge ourselves; we want to challenge our academic communities to recognize anti-Asian racism's painful history. We value you, our learning community colleagues, your support, and your help. Together let us learn to understand and prevent AAPI individuals from experiencing fear, anger, hurt, and frustration and provide possible service and support to help StopAsianHate. We encourage all of us to use the power and privilege we have to stand up against bigotry. We want to unite, not divide! We want to stand together with solidarity and compassion.

The Asian Preconference Steering Committee

The academic years of 19-20 and 20-21 have given us a lot of things to take into account as adult educators and adult learners as all of us have been experiencing the global pandemic. We all have experienced disruptions to our normal ways of living and have had to figure out how to evolve them including how to maintain our physical and psychological health. Recent media has reported an increased number of the incidents of bullying, incivility, and violence in physical and cyber environments nationally, and internationally and globally. Such malicious behaviors negatively influence everyone involved physically and psychologically. Educational sectors such as adult, higher, continuing, and professional education have also internally experienced, witnessed, and dealt with violent actions and behaviors. These sectors often reflect the struggles of the communities they belong to and those of the society at large. Because one of the contemporary goals of adult education is to strive for social justice and equality for all, actively having critical dialogues about bullying, incivility, and violence becomes an important aspect of practice in the field. Therefore, the purpose of this pre-conference is to provide an opportunity for educators, practitioners, and researchers to have critical dialogues about empirical, theoretical, and practical issues of bullying, incivility, and violence in adult, higher, continuing, and professional education. This pre-conference specifically focuses on the following theme: Educational Equity and Academic Civility for All: A Global Dialogue.

Provisional List of Presentations & Presenters

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AEGT2021 Documentary Film Festival

Film Descriptions (tentative list)

 


1


Real Time Films & Discussion [using Zoom]

 

A. An Evergreen Island [Social transformation towards sustainability in Papua New Guinea]

Dirs: Amanda King and Fabio Cavadini             2000, 45 min

An Evergreen Island depicts life on the Pacific island of Bougainville under a military blockade. Filmmakers Amanda King and Fabio Cavadini document the resilience of a people surviving for years with virtually no trade or contact with the outside world. They reinvent their own society in terms of health, education, and technology.

 

 

B. nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up [Canadian Indigenous Struggle on Judiciary Issues]

Dir: Tara Hubbard                                            2019, 100 min

On August 9, 2016, a young Cree man named Colten Boushie died from a gunshot to the back of his head after entering Gerald Stanley’s rural property with his friends. The jury’s subsequent acquittal of Stanley captured international attention, raising questions about racism embedded within Canada’s legal system and propelling Colten’s family to national and international stages in their pursuit of justice. Sensitively directed by Tasha Hubbard, nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up weaves a profound narrative encompassing the filmmaker’s own adoption, the stark history of colonialism on the Prairies, and a transformative vision of a future where Indigenous children can live safely on their homelands.

 

 

C. Strong Coffee: The Story of Café Femenino [Women Cooperative in Peru]  

Dir: Sharron Bates   Writers:  Sharron Bates, Carmen Klotz        2007, 48 min

The Cafe Femenino project is changing long-established attitudes and weakening the grip of machismo in remote farming communities. In response, a cultural shift is taking place. There is more equality between women and men, abuse and violence towards women are decreasing, and the quality of life in these regions is improving. Meet some of the women farmers who grow this high quality, certified organic, fair trade coffee in Northern Peru as they travel to remote villages. Strong Coffee shows how Cafe Femenino helps women in a billion dollar coffee industry.

 

 

D. Zero Percent [Prison Education in the United States]  

Dir: Tim Skousen                                             2011, 90 min

The Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison is showcased inside Sing Sing Maximum Security Prison. The film’s title, Zero Percent, refers to the fact that not one of Hudson Link’s graduates has been re-incarcerated for a new crime once released even though the national recidivism rate is over 60%. The driving forces behind Hudson Link’s creation and success are the men who were once incarcerated themselves.


2


Online Films:

Watch films on your own time.

Join a daily discussion on these online films [using Zoom].

 

A. Bending the Arc [Community-based health in Haiti and other countries] (Brilliant film!)

https://bwbigmatch.online/movie/433049/bending-the-arc

Dir: Kief Davidson and Pedro Kos                     2017, 102 min

Decades before they launched the first statewide contact-tracing program to fight COVID-19 in the United States, and long before they helped battle Ebola in West Africa, three young people barely out of their teens began a movement that would change global health forever. Bending the Arc tells their story. Not long ago, the public health establishment declared it was impossible to treat poor people suffering from certain deadly diseases. In the 1980s, a fledgling group of unstoppable health advocates set out to change that. Their revolutionary model of training community members as health workers and treating all people with world-class medicine has changed public health. Bending the Arc is the story of Harvard medical student Paul Farmer, idealistic physician Jim Yong Kim, activist Ophelia Dahl, and the international movement at the center of some of the world’s most pressing humanitarian crises.

 

B. Burkinabe Rising: The Art of Resistance in Burkina Faso [Art & socio-political transformation]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE3W6Hq_SVs&t=28s

Dir: Iara Lee                                                     2018, 72 min

Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists and engaged citizens who provide an example of the type of political change that can be achieved when people come together. Through music, film, ecology, visual art and architecture, the people featured in this film display a range of creative resistance in the pursuit of peace and justice that permeates every aspect of daily life.

 

 

C. Nefertiti’s Daughters [Women artists and activism, Tahrir Square, Egypt]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzxoNPsHM10&t=883s 

Dirs: Mark Nickolas, Racha Najdi                                 2015, 40 min

Street art has played a vital role throughout history during times of political transformation and social instability. Through the simple act of drawing on walls, artists communicate their society’s hopes, dreams and demands. Nefertiti’s Daughters focuses primarily on three women artists: Bahia Shehab, Mira Shihadeh, and Salma Samy, whose ages span three decades, and whose work illuminates their perspective of the world, giving us a window into how they see the struggles of their country and, often, their gender.

 

 

D. Schooling the World [Schooling undermines environment and culture in Ladakh, India]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDxYWspiN-8

Dir: Carol Black                                               2011, 65 min

If you wanted to change an ancient culture in a generation, how would you do it? You would change the way it educates its children. The U.S. Government knew this in the 19th century when it forced Native American children into government boarding schools. Today, volunteers build schools in traditional societies around the world, convinced that school is the only way to a ‘better’ life for indigenous children. But is this true? What really happens when we replace a traditional culture’s way of learning and understanding the world with our own? Schooling the World takes a challenging, sometimes funny, ultimately deeply disturbing look at the effects of modern education on the world’s last sustainable indigenous cultures.

 

 

E. When Voices Meet: The Story of the Peace Train [Music in anti-apartheid South Africa]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIZRdn3rL-M&t=641s

Dirs: Nancy Sutton Smith and Abby Ginzberg    2015, 90 min

When Nelson Mandela was finally released from prison, courageous South African musicians broke through apartheid’s barriers to form a 500-voice, multiracial children’s choir. Threatened with bombs and thwarted at every turn, they prevailed and took the railroad across the country aboard The Peace Train. Singing their way into the hearts, minds and souls of a divided nation amidst a civil war, they promoted a peaceful transition to democracy and went on to become Mandela’s face of the new rainbow nation.