College to host international literacy, cultural & language ed conference for first time at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Fourth International Conference on Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (ICLCLE) will take place for the first time at Purdue University in the fall of 2024, hosted by the College of Education’s Center for Literacy and Language Education and Research (CL2EAR).

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ICLCLE is a multi-, inter-, and trans-disciplinary event that brings together language and literacy focused researchers, educators, scholars, instructors, practitioners, activists, and graduate students from around the world. Founded at Indiana University (IU) in 2018, ICLCLE fosters opportunities for sharing and discussion of research, pedagogy, and practice about diverse issues in language, literacy, and culture in education.

At Purdue, ICLCLE will continue to support local and global dialogue by providing space for the exchange of ideas and experiences, research-to-practice connection, and collaboration among practitioners and scholars.

“I was thrilled when IU first reached to me about Purdue taking over as host of this prestigious international conference,” said Wayne E. Wright, associate dean for research, graduate programs, and faculty development, and the Barbara I. Cook Chair of Literacy and Language.  “Purdue faculty and students were active participants and presenters at the first three ICLCLE conferences. The timing of the handover to our College of Education is ideal with the recent relaunch of our CL2EAR.”

“Purdue’s CL2EAR is excited to host this conference in October,” said Jennifer Renn, research assistant professor and conference chair. “The 2024 event will focus on fostering innovative instruction through researcher-practitioner collaboration, which aligns perfectly with the Center’s mission to enhance the overall quality of literacy and language instruction for PK-12 students through its research, policy transformation, and high-quality teacher development.”

This year’s theme is Literacy and Language Without Limits: Innovative Practices for Inclusive Education.” The event will take place October 25-27, 2024, at Stewart Center on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus.

Keynote Speakers will be Serafín M. Coronel-Molina, Indiana University Bloomington; and

Kathy Escamilla, University of Colorado Boulder. Participants will discuss the current state of PK-12 and adult education as well as nuanced negotiations of power and struggle, and a variety of presentations, workshops, and collaborative exchanges will take place.

The Call for Proposals deadline is May 31, 2024, via online submissions only.

“The conference aligns well with CL2EAR’s mission to be a leader in the state and around the world in promoting research-based literacy and language policies, equitable educational programs, and effective instructional practices,” said Wright.

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