Literacy and Social Justice in the Classroom
Promoting Educational Equity
NCTE Secondary Representative-at-Large Shekema Silveri writes. ASCD Inservice blog, June 30, 2015
Hear more from Shekema on Education Talk Radio.
See the Statement about the Role of Early Childhood Education and Racism, June 15, 2015, from the Affirmative Action Committee of the NCTE Early Childhood Education Assembly.
Listen to an interview with Maisha T. Winn and Latrise Johnson, the authors of Writing Instruction in the Culturally Relevant Classroom.
Check out NCTE's new Pinterest Board on Advocacy and Social Justice.
In Case Watched by Educators, Supreme Court Backs Right to Same-Sex Marriage
School Law blog, Education Week, June 26, 2015
NCTE Resolution on Strengthening Teacher Knowledge of Lesbian, Gay, and Transgender (LGBT) Issues
Hear Jill Hermann-Wilmarth and Caitlin L. Ryan discuss their work and the importance of including LGBT topics in language arts curricula. Language Arts Podcasts: "Conversation Currents," January 2013
Listen to podcast Episode 13 -- Gay and Lesbian Characters in Young Adult Literature (grades 6-12). ReadWriteThink.org
Read "A Queer Literacy Framework Promoting (A)Gender and (A)Sexuality Self-Determination and Justice." English Journal, May 2015
See "Heterosexual Readers in Search of Queer Authenticity through Self-Selected LGBT Novels." Teaching English in the Two-Year College, July 2015
Helpful or Harmful? Educators Struggle with Social Media
NCTE member Chris Bronke is featured. Illinois Public Media, June 24, 2015
The NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies
Read "Urban Youth Use Twitter to Transform Learning and Engagement." English Journal, March 2014
Columbia Adds Toni Morrison, but Not Trigger Warnings, to Required Reading
The Huffington Post, June 23, 2015
Read how NCTE weighed in on Crafton Hills College's trigger warning case.
See The Fiction of Toni Morrison: Reading and Writing on Race, Culture, and Identity.
Read "Multicultural Literature: Story and Social Action." School Talk, July 2008
Charles Moran of Amherst, Massachusetts, passed away on June 21, 2015. Coeditor (with Elizabeth Penfield) of Conversations: Contemporary Critical Theory and the Teaching of Literature, Moran joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1967, was named professor of English in 1983, and continued teaching until his retirement in 2005. He was a member of NCTE and CCCC, serving on convention program review committees, publication editorial boards, and nominating and steering committees for both organizations. Moran also authored numerous journal articles and book chapters, and was director of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Western Massachusetts National Writing Project sites.