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Anarchism

CONTEMPORARY ANARCHIST STUDIES

LAUNCH OF NEW BOOK SERIES: CALL FOR BOOK PROPOSALS
CONTEMPORARY ANARCHIST STUDIES
CONTINUUM BOOKS

In association with the U.K. Anarchist Studies Network, the North American Anarchist Studies Network, and AK Press

This new book series, the first peer-reviewed English-language series in anarchist studies by a major international academic publisher, seeks to promote the study of anarchism as a framework for understanding and acting on the most pressing problems of our times. To this end, we invite proposals for original manuscripts that exemplify cutting edge, socially engaged scholarship bridging theory and practice, academic rigour and the insights of contemporary activism.

We welcome book proposals on a wide variety of subjects including, but not limited to the following: anarchist history and theory broadly construed; individual anarchist thinkers; anarchist-informed analysis of current issues and institutions; and anarchist or anarchist-inspired movements and practices. Proposals informed by anti-capitalist, feminist, ecological, indigenous, and non-Western or global South anarchist perspectives are particularly welcome. So, too, are projects that promise to illuminate the relationships between the personal and the political aspects of transformative social change, local and global problems, and anarchism and other movements and ideologies. Above all, we wish to publish books that will help activist scholars and scholar activists think about how to challenge and build real alternatives to existing structures of oppression and injustice.

All proposals will be evaluated strictly according to their individual merits and compatibility with the aims of the series. In accord with this policy, we welcome proposals from independent scholars and new authors as well as from those with an institutional affiliation and publishing record. Titles accepted for publication in the series will be supported by an engaged and careful peer review process, including impartial assessments by members of an international editorial advisory board consisting of leading scholars in the field.*

All books published in the series will be publicised widely and distributed internationally via co-operative arrangements among a prominent network of independent academic, activist, and publishing organisations, including Continuum Books, AK Press, the U.K. Anarchist Studies Network, the North American Anarchist Studies Network, and a range of other professional and activist groups and their associated websites and listservs. The general format of the series will be simultaneous hardback and paperback publication, with the latter priced affordably so as to reach as wide an audience as possible. All of the titles in the series will be published under a Creative Commons License (‘copyleft’). This distinctive feature of the series ensures that permission for non-commercial reproduction of the books will be granted by the publishers free of charge to voluntary, campaign and community groups.

We are currently seeking book proposals that fit the description above.

Please send proposals to one or more of the Book Series Editors: Laurence Davis (ldavis@oceanfree.net), Alex Prichard (a.prichard@bristol.ac.uk ), Nathan Jun (nathan.jun@mwsu.edu), and Uri Gordon (uri@riseup.net). Proposal guidelines may be downloaded from the Continuum website: http://www.continuumbooks.com/authors/default.aspx

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Education

WORLD CONFERENCE ON EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES 2011

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
3rd WORLD CONFERENCE on EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES – 2011
Bahcesehir University, February 03-07, 2011
Istanbul, Turkey

Abstract submissions due: October 30, 2010.
The abstracts should be submission over the conference web site or mailed to: wces.istanbul@gmail.com

For more information please visit the conference official web site: http://www.wces.info     

IN COLLABORATION WITH
Ankara University
Bahcesehir University
Near East University
Elsevier Publication

TOPICS

The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to the following major topics as they relate to the Educational Sciences:

Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Technology; Educational Administration; Guiding and Counselling; Educational Planning; Measurement and Evaluation in Education; Learning Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Research Methods in Education; Instructional Design; Learning and Teaching; Special Education; Distance Education; Mathematic Education; Social Sciences Teaching; Engineering Education; Science Education; Language Learning and Teaching; Business Administration, Economic and Accounting Education; Human Resources in Education; Teacher Training; Pre-school Education; Primary School Education; Secondary School Education; Vocational Education; College and Higher Education; Learner Needs in 21 Century; The Role of Education in The Globalization World; Human Rights Education; Democracy Education; Peace Education; Innovation and Changing in Education; Leadership in Education; New Learning Environments; Environmental Education; Professional Development; Nursery Education; Healthy Education; Sport and Physical Education; Multi-cultural Education; Lifelong Learning; Mobile Learning; Technology-Based Learning and etc.

TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS
All submissions are subject to a peer-review process.
*Full and Short Papers
*Reflection Papers
*Posters/Demonstrations
*Tutorials
*Panels
*Roundtables
*Workshop
*Virtual Presentation
*Product/Services Presentations

PUBLICATION OF THE PAPERS
*All accepted papers of the conference will be published in Procedia-Social and Behavioral Journal (ISSN: 1877-0428)  by ELSEVIER and will be indexed ScienceDirect, Scopus, Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI Web of Science).
*All proposals will be subjected to peer-reviews. Selected papers from the conference will be considered for extended version publication in the supporting journals. The selection rate for publication in supporting journals is 15.7 % at WCES-2010.

SUPPORTING JOURNALS
Authors of selected articles are welcomed to submit extended version for publication in regular issues of the following reputed journals, in addition to publication in the conference proceedings. New copyright forms must also be signed and delivered to the appropriate journal.

The journals that has been confirmed so far (further replies are expected in following days):
*Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling (Indexed in SSCI)
*British Journal of Educational Technology (Indexed in SSCI)
*Asia Pacific Education Review (Indexed in SSCI)
*Teaching in Higher Education (Indexed in SSCI)
*British Journal of Psychology (Indexed in SSCI)
*Educational Technology Research and Development (Indexed in SSCI)
*South African Journal of Psychology, (Indexed in SSCI)
*Ankara University Faculty of Education Journal
*Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences
*International Journal of Human Sciences
*World Journal on Educational Technology
*International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education
*International Journal of Excellence in e-Learning

VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION
Researchers who are unable to resolve the funding issue concerning the conference expenses will be provided with an alternative approach for participation, namely, Virtual Online Presentation. Those who would like to make their presentations online from their home countries will also be awarded with a certificate and their papers will be considered for publications similar to other participants as if they were present physically. Those who would like to make use of the Virtual Online Presentation facility will be requested to send their virtual posters or other soft copy materials such as power point presentations to the secretariat. In addition, these participants who would prefer to make use of the Virtual Online Presentation facility may also contribute to the conference through video conferencing.

DEADLINES & IMPORTANT DATES
Abstracts Submission: October 30, 2010*
Full Paper Submissions: November 30, 2010**
Early Registration: December 30, 2010
Conference Dates: February 03-07, 2011
* After the submission date, the authors of abstracts will be notified in 4 day.
** After the submission date, the authors of full paper will be notified in 20 day.

TRAVEL AND VISA
There are many International and international flights are regularly flying to Istanbul everyday from Istanbul International Ataturk Airport (IST) and Istanbul International Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW). Some countries citizens will need a visa for Turkey which can be easily obtained directly from the immigration office in Istanbul Airport. Please visit Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs guide for visa information http://www.e-konsolosluk.net/Visa/Visa_Welcome.aspx.  

ACCOMMODATION
We have special agrement with the HRS travel agency for WCES-2011 participants. You could reserve very cheap hotel rooms in Istanbul from 17 USD on the WCES website.

For more information please visit the conference official web site: http://www.wces.info      

CONTACT
E-mail: wces.istanbul@gmail.com

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon Profile: https://rikowski.wordpress.com/cold-hands-quarter-moon/

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