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To develop knowledge of and relations with the council’s counterparts in mother-tongue literacy organizations in this hemisphere; to identify organizations for teachers of mother-tongue literacy in countries in the western hemisphere, as well as other areas of significant migration to and from the US, and make recommendations to the NCTE Executive Committee in order to promote knowledge exchange among the organizations.

  • What organizations exist in this hemisphere whose mission is complementary to our own?
  • What kinds of collaborations with these groups seem practical and advisable?
  • What organizations serve teachers of mother-tongue literacy in other countries sending significant numbers of students to the US, including those in Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe?

To advise the NCTE Executive Committee and staff about how the council might provide specific help to teachers about the ways educational and literacy practices in other nations may affect their students and the interactions they are experiencing with their students, for example: through appropriate publications and conference planning efforts;

  • What can we learn from conferences and publications for mother-tongue literacy organizations in other parts of the world? How can we best share this information with NCTE members?

Please provide the NCTE Executive Committee a report with suggestions and recommendations by February 1, 2009.

Robert Shafer Memorial Award (Sponsored by the Standing Committee on International Concerns)

Current Members

CHAIR, Margaret Hill (2010)
(University of Houston-Clear Lake)

Patricia L. Drake (2010)
(Innovative Teacher/Educ. Consultant, Centerville, OH)

Michael Hogan (2009)
(American School of Guadalajara, Mexico)

David Landis (2008)
(University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls)

Isaac Willis Larison (2010)
(Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights)

Mary E. MacKay (2010)
(Lincoln Heights Elementary School, Fuquay-Varina, NC)

Ruie Jane Pritchard (2009)
(North Carolina State University, Raleigh)

John Zheng (2010)
(Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena)

Executive Committee Liaison, Kathleen Blake Yancey
(Florida State University, Tallahassee)

NCTE Administrative Liaison, Linda Walters

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