National Council of Teachers of English Logo

Commission on Social Justice in Teacher Education Programs - Previous Revision

Commission Co-Chairs:

Laura Bolf Beliveau, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond
Tara Star Johnson, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Get Involved!

Interested in joining the Commission on Social Justice in Teacher Education Programs?

Click here to visit their wiki and join the conversation!


Commission Liaison:

Marshall George, Fordham University, New York, NY


The work of the commission is grounded in the belief that it is impossible to make sense of the field of English language arts without using gender, race, and class as central categories of description and analysis.  The challenge before the Commission is to develop and uncover models of teaching that are flexible enough to capture and reflect the ways these elements function together; to determine how teachers in English language arts see themselves and others; and to delineate the opportunities for transformation, constructive growth, and change in their profession. 

Current and Proposed Projects:
  1. We propose to gather stories of gender, race, and class in the English language arts classroom.  In the form of a monograph or book, we envision a collective of voices and perspectives where teacher educators and teachers can share classroom narratives of gender, race, and class as they relate to English language arts education.
  2. Redesigned website
  3. E-mail listserv in order to increase the occasions for thoughtful discussion and to keep members informed of the work of the commission as well as opportunities for research and practice.

Document and Site Resources

Share This On:

Page Tools:

Join NCTE Today


Copyright © 1998-2017 National Council of Teachers of English. All rights reserved in all media.

1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, Illinois 61801-1096 Phone: 217-328-3870 or 877-369-6283

Looking for information? Browse our FAQs, tour our sitemap and store sitemap, or contact NCTE

Read our Privacy Policy NEW! Statement and Links Policy. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use

Visit us on:
Facebook Twitter Linked In Pinterest Instagram