Full Paper Guidelines for Authors Author Flores1, Author Carvalho1, and Author Fernandes2 1 Department of Curriculum Studies and Educational Technology, Institute of Education, University of Minho, Portugal [email protected], [email protected] 2 Research Centre in Education, University of Minho, Portugal, [email protected] Abstract: The abstract of full papers should use 10pt with single spacing and indented both sides. The abstract should consist of a concise summary of the material discussed in the paper and be up to 150 words. Full papers should include 3-4 key words and must be written in English. Keywords: teacher communities education, professional development, learning INTRODUCTION All full papers must be submitted according to the instructions below. Please adhere to the standards given below or use this template as it will greatly ease the process of editing and printing the proceedings. Your cooperation in this is very much appreciated. ABSTRACT SUBMISSION All conference presentation proposals must be submitted by the 14th of January 2011. Abstracts are limited to 500 words and should include 3-4 key words and the subtheme of the conference in which the paper is included. All submissions must be written in English and sent to [email protected], using the abstract submission template available in the conference website (http://webs.ie.uminho.pt/isatt2011/). An email to confirm receipt of proposals will be sent within a 48-hour period. Notification regarding ACCEPTANCE/DECLINE will be sent to submitters by no later than 28 February 2011. FULL PAPER SUBMISSION Full papers should be organised with the following sections in this order: Title, Author(s), Affiliations(s), Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Main text, Conclusion, Acknowledgements (if appropriate) and References. The abstract of the full paper should use 10pt with single spacing and indented both sides, with up to 150 words. All accepted papers must be writen in English and not exceed 6,000 words including appendices, references and diagrams. The page layout is A4 size with one column text format. Body text with “Times New Roman” text font, size 11 points, single-spacing and justified. Spacing after paragraph should be 11 points. References should be used in the text and listed alphabetically by author at the end of the text. Please use APA formatting and please be consistent throughout the paper (http://apastyle.apa.org). Please follow the standards above to format your document. We suggest you to paste your text into this template, in order to comply with the standards. Headers If using this template, please use provided styles and formatting. If you do not use this template please follow the instructions below: the title of your abstract should be bold, centered and in 14pt. Leave 2 blank lines and then type the author’s names in bold, italic, centered and 12pt. Again leave a line blank and type the affiliations. If there are multiple affiliations please mark each name and affiliation with corresponding numbers in superscript (See the above example). All affiliations must be centered and in 10pt. Again leave 2 blank lines and start your abstract. Figures, Table and Lists If any figures or tables are inserted they must be centered. Fonts in tables must be no larger than 10pt. Each figure or table must be numbered and have a caption below the figure or table. The caption should be centered and in 10pt. Please avoid a table over a page break. Diagrams, figures and tables should be centered, with one blank line above and below each, numbered consecutively throughout the text, and with a caption underneath it. Do not use colored photographs and figures. Term Title Author Affiliation Body text Headers – 1st Level Headers – 2nd Level Tables & Caption References Font Alignment Times New Roman Centred Times New Roman Centred Times New Roman Centred Times New Roman Justified Times New Roman Left Aligned Times New Roman Left Aligned Times New Roman Centred Times New Roman Justified Table 1: Predefined styles Font Type Bold Bold, Italic Normal Normal CAPS, Bold Bold Normal Normal Font Size 14 12 10 11 12 11 10 10 LANGUAGE Papers are accepted in English using British or American English, Spelling and Punctuation. For all manuscripts non-discriminatory language is mandatory. Sexist or Racists terms should not be used. CONCLUSION This document is a quick reference guide for the submission of full papers to the ISATT2011 conference. If you have any further question, do not hesitate to contact the organising committee at this e-mail address: [email protected] REFERENCES References should be used in the text and listed alphabetically by author at the end of the text, in 10pt font size. Leave one blank line after each reference. Please use APA formatting (http://apastyle.apa.org) and please be consistent throughout the paper. Darling-Hammond, L. (1990). Teacher professionalism, why and how. In Lieberman, A. (Ed.), Schools as Collaborative Cultures: Creating the future now. London: Falmer Press. Day, C., Flores, M. A. & Viana, I. (2007). Effects of national policies on teachers’ sense of professionalism: findings from an empirical study in Portugal and in England. European Journal of Teacher Education, 30 (3) 249-266. Flores, M. A. (2005). Teachers’ views on recent curriculum changes: tensions and challenges. The Curriculum Journal, 16 (3) 401-413.