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Edie Lanphar                                  Phil Fitzsimmons
San Roque School                         University of Wollongong
3214 Calle Cedro                           Wollongong, Australia
Santa Barbara, CA 93105       

Production Editor

Rona Smith, NCTE

Publication Design

Victoria Martin Pohlmann

Call for New Talking Points Editors

 The WLU Board is seeking a new editorial team for Talking Points beginning with Volume 22, Number 1, the October 2010 issue. Talking Points is published semiannually (October and May) by NCTE for the Whole Language Umbrella (WLU). The journal offers classroom teachers, researchers, school administrators, and parents current literacy research and classroom examples of whole language practices in action. Regular columns also communicate the activity of local professional learning communities, resources of interest to holistic educators, and organizational opportunities. 

Editors work closely with NCTE personnel and with the WLU Board to ensure that Talking Points meets the readers’ current needs and interests. The editor’s duties include setting themes for issues, soliciting manuscripts, assembling and working with a review board, providing timely feedback and revision support to authors, determining the contents of each issue, and submitting materials to NCTE by publication deadlines.  New editors will be invited to work with the current editorial team for the production of the May 2010 issue to support a smooth transition between editorial teams. 

Applications for the editorship should include applicant’s name, address, telephone number, email, a brief statement of vision for the journal, examples of previous editorial work, a description of institutional support for the editorship (if any), and a brief vita.

Deadline for applications is July 16, 2009.

Applications should be sent to:

Katie Van Sluys, President, WLU
c/o National Council of Teachers of English
1111 W. Kenyon Road
Urbana, IL 61801-1096

Electronic applications can be sent to


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