ARWA Conference 2018
About ARWA Conference 2018
The Association for Reading and Writing in Asia (ARWA) was founded in February 2016, based on a series of meetings led by Professor Akira UNO and others in Asia (e.g., Professors Jeung-Ryeul CHO, Kevin CHUNG, Li-Yu HUNG, and Taeko WYDELL) since 2013. We are dedicated to understanding reading and writing of scripts and languages in Asia, a particularly eclectic region of the world with regard to literacy learning. We welcome anyone with research interests in expert, developing, or disabilities in literacy to join ARWA. Our members have diverse backgrounds but share a common dedication to understanding reading and writing across scripts, languages, and cultures. Last year we had the first ARWA conference in Hong Kong (hosted by Professor Kevin Chung, at the Education University of Hong Kong) celebrating the official launch of the association with approximately 100 attendees worldwide. The second ARWA meeting will be held at University of Tsukuba on 22-23 February 2018.
ARWA 2nd Annual Conference
22-23 February 2018, University of Tsukuba
The second ARWA Conference will provide an excellent opportunity for participants to exchange ideas and experience with regard to:
Reviewing findings from recent and leading policy, practice and research on reading and writing;
Discussing current issues, concerns and prospects concerning policy making, practice, research and development, internationally and with particular reference to the Asian regions;
Identifying research and development priorities in reading and writing from the perspective of different countries, institutions and education agencies; and
Exploring possibilities for collaborative activities.
The two-day Conference will feature the following activities:
1. Keynote Sessions
A one-hour speech by invited speakers
2. Paper Presentation
10-minute oral highlight; 3-4 papers for a one-hour session
3. Poster Presentation
Requires the presence of author; poster size 900 x 1200 mm
The presenting author or symposium chair should submit an abstract for blind review. Please submit the abstract through the Conference website by 30 November 2017.
Each abstract should include:
Topic of the presentation
Name, position, and contact email of each author
A 200-250 word abstract of the presentation
Three to five keywords
All accepted abstracts from registered presenters will be included in the e-proceedings to be uploaded at the Conference website.
Submit an abstract [https://goo.gl/forms/Kuq1I6KYmebYPipo2]
*If you have trouble accessing the submission webpage, please submit your abstract via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration for the second ARWA conference, February 22-23, 2018, at the University of Tsukuba, Japan is now opened [https://goo.gl/forms/Va7XirQWkeFy7M0G2 ]
Please note that all attendees need to register. On-site registration is acceptable, however, online registration (by February 1, 2018) is highly recommended.
Free for ARWA members
Annual membership fee in ARWA is USD100 for full members, USD40 for student members.
Abstract Submissions: by 30 November 2017
Acceptance Notification: by 28 December 2017
Confirmation of Acceptance by Presenters: by 15 January 2018
Conference Registration: by 1 February 2018
Conference: 22-23 February 2018