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Upcoming ELQ Themes

February 2016: Teacher Leadership

In their 2007 article “Ten Roles for Teacher Leaders” in Educational Leadership, Cindy Harrison and Joellen Killion assert that “regardless of the roles they assume, teacher leaders shape the culture of their schools, improve student learning, and influence practice among their peers.” How is teacher leadership in English language arts encouraged, nurtured, and sustained? In what ways can teachers aspire to leadership outside the realm of school administration? How do teachers lead themselves and others within turbulent school cultures? How have the CCSS and PARCC affected teachers’ approaches to leading? Share manuscripts as Google Docs and send cover letters in direct e-mail to

>>> Deadline: November 15, 2015

April 2016: Digital Dilemmas and Delights

In her 2012 TED Talk, “Connected, but Alone,” Sherry Turkle, director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self, shares: “Technology is making a bid to redefine human connection—how we care for each other, how we care for ourselves—but it's also giving us the opportunity to affirm our values and our direction.” How has educational technology challenged or enlivened the connections we make with students? How has it opened doors to innovation? How has it informed students’ thinking and reasoning? their sense of self? In what contexts should technology be leveraged and in what contexts should it be avoided? Share manuscripts as Google Docs and cover letters in direct e-mail to

>>> Deadline: January 15, 2016

August 2016: Approaches to Social Justice in the ELA Classroom

For this issue, ELQ takes its inspiration from the Conference on English Education (CEE) Position Statement, Beliefs About Social Justice in English Education. Authors are required to read and reflect upon these beliefs and to address them in detail in their manuscripts. Share manuscripts of no more than 3,000 words as editable Google Docs and write cover letters as a direct e-mail to

>>> Deadline: May 15, 2016

Answer ELQ Editor Oona Abram's
Call for Manuscripts!


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