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NCTE Language Arts Distinguished Article Award

2017 Winner:

Language Arts"Becoming Unstuck: Racism and Misogyny as Traumas Diffused in the Ordinary" (Volume 94, Number 5, May 2017) by Stephanie Jones, University of Georgia, Athens and Karen Spector, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

This article explores how traumas of racism and misogyny are experienced by children in a neighborhood-based learning space and offers possibilities for collective healing.

Stephanie Jones is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Georgia in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice.

Karen Spector is an associate professor of English Education and Literacy at the University of Alabama and Director of Students on Race Relations Assemblage (SORRA).

2017 Committee
Kathy Collins, Durham, NH
Prisca Martens, Towson University, Baltimore, MD
Scott Ritchie, Kennesaw State University, GA
Tasha Tropp Laman, University of Louisville, KY
Kathy Whitmore, University of Louisville, KY

NCTE Annual ConventionThe award presentation will be held at the Elementary Get-Together on Thursday, November 16 during the NCTE Annual Convention in St. Louis, Missouri.





Nominations are not accepted for this award.

Purpose:  This award recognizes outstanding Language Arts articles that move forward the Elementary Section Steering Committee's mission of the pursuit for justice and equity, brings the sociocultural realities of children’s everyday lives into language arts instruction, and facilitates conversations of rich and authentic literacies.

Language ArtsEligibility:  The award shall be given every fall, covering issues published between September and July of the previous volume year. Research/scholarship articles, not department articles, will be eligible for the award.

Award Specifics:  The award is presented at the Elementary Get-Together during the NCTE Annual Convention. The winner receives a framed copy of the cover of the issue of Language Arts in which the article is published.

Judging:  In July, the editor(s) of Language Arts shall draw up the annual list of eligible authors and shall be the arbiters of eligibility. The Elementary Section Steering Committee award subcommittee will determine the winner.


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