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#2120: Call for Papers for Haitian Studies Association Meeting

From: Alix Cantave <alix.cantave@umb.edu>

Twelfth Annual Conference
of the Haitian Studies Association
October 26-28, 2000
Crowne Plaza Hotel
West Palm Beach, Florida

Conference Theme:  "Changing the Landscape of Education for Haitians in 
the New Century: Current Issues, Best Practices, and Promising Initiatives"

"Changer les Horizons de l'Education Haitienne dans le Siecle resent: 
Situations Courantes, Solutions Adequates en vue d'un Avenir Meilleur"

   "Chanje Figi Edikasyon ann Ayiti nan Syhk kounyeya a: Pwoblhm Jodi a, 
Bonjan Solisyon pou yon Demen Miyr."

The conference explores many of the educational issues and challenges 
affecting Haitians society and the Haitian diaspora. These issues 
include, but not limited to formal learning, education and development, 
health, civic education and governance as well as the role of education 
in the process of economic and political reconstruction. Effective 
practices, at all levels from early Childhood to post-graduate work, will 
be discussed and disseminated.

The conference further calls for Haitianists and other scholars to 
explore the role of education in the Haitian social reconstruction and in 
the process of establishing democratic governance. We welcome especially 
paper and panel proposals that look at the broader role education in 
Haitian society and diasporic communities. Examples might include:

7 education and development
7 formal and informal learning environment
7 immigration and education
7 language and education
7 technical education
7 health and education
7 politics and education
7 education in formation of identity
7 education and cultural preservation
7 education in a global political-economy
7 education in scientific, information, and telecommunication age
7 culture, religious beliefs and their effects on the learning styles of
7 Haitians

In addition, presidential, parliamentary, and local elections are 
scheduled in Haiti for the year 2000. HSA invites papers, panels, 
roundtable discussions that explore the electoral process and its impact 
on Haitian communities at home and abroad.

Guidelines for general participation in the conference and a proposal 
submission form are attached. Please keep proposals to one-page, 
excluding information on authors and presenters for. To be considered, 
proposals must be postmarked by April 28, 2000. You mail or e-mail your 
proposals to:

The Haitian Studies Project
The University of Massachusetts-Boston
100 McCormack Hall 2-211
Boston, MA 02125-6511
Phone: (617) 287-7138
Fax: (617) 287-6511
E-mail: hsa@umb.edu