2013 Call for Proposals
(click for pdf version of NEERO_2013_CFP)
The New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO) will hold its Annual Conference, Wednesday April 17th through Friday, April 19th, 2013 in Portsmouth, NH at the Sheraton.
Founded in 1969, the New England Educational Research Organization is a regional affiliate of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). NEERO currently has over 200 professional and student members from colleges and universities, public and private schools, state and local educational agencies, health and social service agencies, and private education firms. By tradition, NEERO extends a special invitation to graduate students and new researchers to participate in the conference. The pre-conference workshops, presentation sessions, formal receptions, and informal gatherings are designed to promote collegial discussion among researchers at various stages of their careers.
SUBMITTING YOUR PROPOSAL (S):
NEERO proposals are accepted through an electronic submission system. Proposals can be submitted electronically from September 15 through October 31, 2012 at this link.
ALL PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED (see extension notice below)
BY 11:59 PM, E.D.T, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
Extension: In consideration of the approaching storm, the NEERO submission deadline has been extended to Sunday, November 4, 2012 by 11:59PM.
Proposal Format Guidelines
NEERO welcomes presentation proposals for papers, posters, symposia, and research-in-progress roundtables. When you submit your proposal, you will be asked to identify it as relevant to one of eight strands (Curriculum and Instruction; Higher Education; Human Development and Learning; Leadership, Policy, and Education Reform; Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation; Research Methods; Diversity, Ethnic Studies, and Socio-Cultural Issues in Education; and Teaching and Teacher Education). The strands exist primarily to organize the review process and may not necessarily apply when we construct the final conference program.
There are four TYPES OF PRESENTATIONS:
PAPER: Paper sessions provide each author an opportunity to present a condensed version of his or her study. The research may focus on a question from an empirical or theoretical perspective. A response by a discussant will follow after all papers in the session have been presented.
RESEARCH IN PROGRESS ROUNDTABLE: Roundtable sessions offer opportunities to obtain insights and suggestions from colleagues in an informal, interactive format in order to support a developing study. This category is particularly valuable for graduate students working on dissertations. Each roundtable will be attended by a facilitator, who will help organize the session.
SYMPOSIUM: A symposium consists of an integrated set of presentations related to the same topic. This format is especially well suited to partnerships among K-12 schools, universities, and/or private institutions. A symposium should include at least three, but no more than five presentations. Proposals should include the name of the symposium organizer (to whom all correspondence about the proposal will be sent). Symposium organizers are responsible for naming their own chair and discussant, if that is the format their symposium will take.
POSTER: Posters offer the opportunity to present a topic in display form rather than as a formal oral presentation. The poster presentation format is ideal for subjects for which a one-on-one explanation is more appropriate than a group presentation or topics which require detailed examination of the supporting materials.
ALL PROPOSALS must have a proposal cover page that includes
Institutional Affiliations (for all authors)
Contact Information (email, phone for all authors)
[Please designate contact person for multiple authors]
Strand to which you are submitting the proposal
After the cover page, be sure that there is NO identifying information included in the proposal summary.
There are two PROPOSAL FORMATS: individual proposals (paper, research in progress roundtable, and poster) and group proposals (symposium). The two proposal formats (individual and group) are different, and their elements and word lengths are set forth below. Program chairs may reject a proposal without review if the abstract or proposal exceeds the word limits specified below.
Individual Proposal Format
The individual proposal format (paper, research in progress roundtable, and poster) is limited to a summary of 1,000 words (or fewer), excluding references. The summary for empirical research papers should deal explicitly with the following topics, preferably in order:
1. Objectives or purposes of the study or work being presented;
2. Perspective(s) or theoretical framework;
3. Methods, techniques, or modes of inquiry;
4. Data sources or evidence;
5. Results and/or conclusions/point of view (preliminary, on-going, or complete); and
6. Educational or scientific significance of the study.
Please note that a paper or poster presentation is generally for more complete studies than those presented as a research in progress roundtable. For a research roundtable please include the following:
7. What feedback do you hope to receive from session participants on your in-progress study?
Group Proposal Format
The group proposal format for the symposium is limited to a summary of 1,500 words (or fewer), excluding references. A group session generally focuses on a common objective or theme, and a set of three or four papers provides perspectives on that topic. The summary should deal explicitly with as many of the following topics as are appropriate, preferably in order:
1. Overall topic and objectives of the group session,
2. Educational or scientific significance of this topic,
3. For each presentation or participant please include a paragraph, which specifies: significance, theoretical frame, methods, data source, conclusions,
4. Discussion of how the session will be structured.
Please note that if your session proposal is accepted, only the first author will be notified. The first author is responsible for notifying all participating co-authors.
Full-time Student: Early Registration $75, Regular Registration $95
Professional: Early Registration $125, Regular Registration $150
Rooms at the Sheraton in Portsmouth, NH – Conference Rates
If you have questions or comments please contact Drey Martone at email@example.com
When you complete the submission process, you will receive an acknowledgment of receipt. You will receive a decision regarding your proposal by December 31, 2012. The NEERO Board looks forward to receiving your proposals!