Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2013
LLRC Master’s Award
The recipient of the award will receive a maximum of $500 to be used towards their attendance at the 2013 CSSE Conference in Victoria, British Columbia. An announcement of the Award Winner and the two finalists will appear in the CACS/ACEC Newsletter.
The award is offered for a thesis or scholarly project completed and accepted in the two calendar years prior to the date of submission (2011). Submissions should be made electronically. Individuals are asked to submit the following:
- a covering letter with name, university and department or faculty, supervisor, date of defense or completion;
- an attached summary of 1000 - 1500 words. This summary must be ready to be sent out for blind review (e.g., it must have all identifying information about the author, university, and supervisor removed from the document). The summary should state the title and discuss the problem(s) /question(s) addressed in the study, a brief review of the major literature, the design methodology, the major conclusions, and a statement of significance. A submission may be disqualified if an abstract exceeds the 1500 word maximum.
Language and literacy education includes: literacy for all ages; issues related to censorship; language arts teaching and learning; language/ reading / writing across the curriculum; listening; literacy curriculum; literacy education; literacy foundations; literature selection; literature teaching; oracy practices; oracy processes; reader response; reading; reading practices; reading processes; response processes; second language teaching and learning; writing; writing practices; writing processes; literacy and cultural studies; multi-media literacy; multimodal literacy; literacy and technology.
Selection Process and Criteria
Three finalists will be invited to submit an electronic copy of their theses/projects for review. Finalists are responsible for forwarding the copy to the Awards Chair within 7 business days of receipt of notice. Submission should be sent electronically. The major criteria are excellence in research, creative and thoughtful representation of data and significance of the work for language and literacy education. All modes of inquiry and research are invited as are all modes of reporting. The submission will be examined for significance, substance, and distinctiveness by a panel of three experienced and active researchers in language education who are members of LLRC/CCAL.
Applicants will be notified well in advance of the CSSE conference at which the award will be presented.
The Co-ordinators of a committee of faculty adjudicators of this award are Wendy Crocker (UWO) and Xiaoxiao Du (Western).
Please direct applications and/or inquiries to Co-Chairs of the 2013 Award:
Dr. Lynne Wiltsie
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education
University of Alberta
Wendy A. Crocker
PhD Candidate, Faculty of Education