Talking Points is published by WLU, the Whole Language Umbrella, a conference of NCTE. Talking Points helps promote literacy research and the use of whole language instruction in classrooms. It provides a forum for parents, classroom teachers, and researchers to reflect about literacy and learning. (Published semiannually, October and May.)
Carol Gilles, University of Missouri, Columbia
Katie Van Sluys, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
October 2011 Talking Points
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"Labels are never innocent. . . . Labeling
is part of a process by which differences are
transformed into pathologies."