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Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English

Charge

To investigate and make recommendations to counteract racism and racial bias in teaching materials, methods, and programs for English and language arts; to develop guidelines for Teacher Quality for Educators who Teach Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students, with careful documentation from the research base for your recommendations, based upon the NCTE 2004 policy document concerning Teacher Quality; to recommend to  the NCTE Executive Committee guidelines for or considerations related to professional development of inservice and preservice teachers regarding teaching linguistically and culturally diverse students, with the assistance of appropriate scholars and experts, as well as careful documentation from the research base for your recommendations; to create principles for assessment for linguistically and culturally diverse students, with the assistance of appropriate scholars and experts and careful documentation from the research base for your recommendations, based upon the 2004 NCTE framing statements on assessment; to participate in developing NCTE as the professional home for conversations about English Language Learners in English-dominant classrooms; and to identify the research base for your recommendations, and to recommend research on matters for which you can discern no research base.

2014 Annual Report

Current Members

CHAIR, Sheila Carter-Tod (2015)
(Virginia Tech, Blacksburg)

Crystal Beach (2015)
(Buford High School, GA)

Megan Birch (2015)
(Plymouth State University, NH)

Katie Shepherd Dredger (2015)
(Virginia Tech, Blacksburg)

Natasha A. Heny (2016)
(University of Virginia, Charlottesville)

Anita Hernandez (2015)
(New Mexico State University, Las Cruces)

Bobbi Ciriza Houtchens (2015)
(Marina del Rey, CA)

Pamela Simmons (2015)
(Winston-Salem State University, NC)

Executive Committee Liaison, Susan Houser
(St. Petersburg, FL)

NCTE Administrative Liaison, Linda Walters

Past Members

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