The Elementary Section Steering Committee (ESSC) is elected each year to a four-year term. The Chair and Assistant Chair are elected from within the ESSC for a two-year term. The Chair also serves on the NCTE Executive Committee representing the interests of the elementary section membership. Read more about the ESSC in the Section Annual Report.
University of South Carolina
NCTE Administrative Liaison
- Dinah Volk
Cleveland State University
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Questions or comments for the Steering Committee
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The Elementary Section Steering Committee of NCTE is committed to the pursuit of justice and equality. We believe that in an open democratic society we cannot argue for democracy and humanity unless we create for our children a more just and caring world. To this end we are dedicated to the support and development of emancipatory pedagogies that counter official policies and mandates that narrow the possibilities for the teaching of the language arts in public schools. We believe that it is essential that we resist any attempt that is made to separate school based language arts programs from the socio-cultural realities of children’s everyday lives. Our task is to support the work of teachers as they work closely with their students and their families to build classrooms where everyone has an opportunity to participate in the conversation with a renewed consciousness of worth and possibility of their own language use and the literacies that they share.
---ESSC, Spring 2000