Call for papers - Literacy as Numbers: Researching the Politics and Practices of Literacy Assessment Regimes
Date posted: 30 October 2012
Institute of Education, University of London
Large-scale enumerative projects of literacy assessment are increasingly global in scope and impacting on educational policy and practice. This symposium on 'Literacy as Numbers' will bring together academics, research students and policy makers who apply critical policy, ethnographic and sociological research perspectives to investigate the politics and practices of literacy assessment regimes.
The 1 day event will be structured around themes including but not limited to the following:
■ The politics of literacy measurement regimes: globalisation, closed and open politics, transparency and public deliberation, numbers in policy discourse; local responses to global policy agendas.
This symposium is organised by University of East Anglia, Lancaster University and the Institute of Education. We invite contributions from interested scholars regardless of their discipline. Our intention is that the symposium will lead to an edited volume or journal special issue.
Abstracts of up to 300 words for papers or proposals for posters should be submitted to Camilla Addey email@example.com by 17 December 2012.