Conference 1999

“Difference and Power:

Issues of Race, Social Class, Gender and Language.”

Date and time


Friday Feb 26
4-6:00 pm Registration
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 Welcome by SEA President
Keynote: Donaldo Macedo, University of Massachusetts

8:30 Wine and Cheese Reception
Saturday Feb 27
7:00-8:00 am Breakfast
8:30-10:10 am Session #1: Sociology of Language
Cecilia Baldwin (San Jose State University, San Jose)The Granting of Privilege in the News Reporting of Violent Crime: Linguistic Development as a Function of Race, Gender, and Class.

Ann Arnett Ferguson (Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts) Punishing Language: Ebonics, School Discipline, and Black Masculinity.

Marsha L. Segebarth (University of Kentucky), The Gendering of Professions

Tim Mahoney (University of Colorado, Boulder), Sugar beets and Shiny Shoes: Language, Power and School Reform in Rural Colorado

Makeba Jones (UCLA) Race as Generative Practice: Negotiating Constraints Through Linguistic Habitus

10:30-10:45 am coffee break
10:45-12:05 am Session #2: Sociology of Language
Ingrid Waldron (O.I.S.E., University of Toronto) Orthographic Standardization for Trinidadian Creole

Frances V. Rains (Pennsylvania State University) Squaws, Princesses, and the Legacy of a Colonial Mindset: “Reinventing the Enemy’s Language” to Deconstruct Historical Amnesia and Contest the Power of Western Knowledge to Perpetuate the Erasure of Native Women

Lorraine LeCamp, Terra Nullius/Theoria Nullius (O.I.S.E., University of Toronto) Empty Land/Empty Theory: An Aboriginal Critique of Critical Theory

12:05-1:15 pm Lunch
1:15-2:55 pm Session 3: Gender and Social Class
Michelle Erai (University of California, Santa Cruz), The Relationship Between Latinas’ Science Perceptions and Achievements in Bilingual and English-Only Classrooms.

Michael Kehler (Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan)Sexism & Gender Stereotypes among “the Boys”

Michele Schmidt (O.I.S.E., University of Toronto) Women Teachers: Emotions and Educational Leadership

Len Berkey (Albion College) Building Assets in Middle School Girls

Julie Bettie (University of California, Santa Cruz)Women Without Class: Chicas, Cholas, Trash, and the Presence/Absence of Class Identity

2:55-3:15 pm Discussion
3:15-4:30 pm Business Meeting
4:30-6:00 Walk on the Beach
6:00-7:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Keynote: Roxanna Ng, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education “Toward an Integrative Approach to Equity in Education”
8:30 pm Wine and Cheese Reception
Sunday Feb 28
7:00-8:00 am Breakfast
8:30-9:50 am Session #4 Issues of Race, Whiteness, Teacher Training, Schooling, Parent-Teacher Collaboration, and Equity (4 papers)
Raquel Farmer, (Educational Testing Services) Stratified Learning Opportunities: an Examination of the Relationship Between School Demographics and Access to School Resources.

Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard (Kent State University) Relationship Building Between Students and Teachers in an Urban High School Community: Powerful Allies.

Paul Englesberg (Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington) Cultural Adaptations of Non-Native Teachers in Tribal Schools

Judith Bernhard, (Ryerson, Toronto) Reconsidering Parent-Teacher Collaboration

10:00 am coffee break
10:20-11:20 Session #5 Issues of Race, Whiteness, Teacher Training, Schooling, Parent-Teacher Collaboration, and Equity (3 papers)
Gabriel Bedard, (O.I.S.E., University of Toronto) Deconstructing Whiteness: Pedagogical Implications for Anti-Racism Education

Amee Adkins and Kathy Hytten (Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois) Toward a Pedagogy of Whiteness

John E. Lundy, (Nipissing University, Ontario) Challenging Pre-Service Teacher Notions of Race Class and Gender Relations: Relevant Uses of Computer Technology

11:20-11:40 Discussion
12:00 am Lunch
Conference Organizers:

Gilda M. Bloom-Leiva, San Francisco State University

Angela Valenzuela, University of Houston


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