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Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English - Previous Revision

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 advise the NCTE Executive Committee with recommendations for 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 identify no research base.

2008 Annual Report

Current Members

CHAIR, R. Joseph Rodriguez (2008)
(University of Houston, TX)

INCOMING CHAIR, Michael Guevara (2011)
(Alamo Heights High School, San Antonio, TX)

Damian Baca (2008)
(Michigan State University, East Lansing)

Janette Birkett (2010)
(Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, NJ)

Kelly Brock (2010)
(Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, NJ)

INCOMING, Sheila Carter-Tod (2011)
(Virginia Tech, Blacksburg)

Aurelia Davila de Silva (2008)
(San Antonio, TX)

INCOMING, Jeff Duncan-Andrade (2011)
(San Francisco State University, CA)

INCOMING, Sharon Floyd (2011)
(Saginaw, MI)

Mari Haneda (2008)
(Ohio State University, Columbus)

KaaVonia Hinton-Johnson (2008)
(Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA)

INCOMING, Bobbi Ciriza Houtchens (2011)
(Arroyo Valley High School, San Bernardino, CA)

R. Vance Jenkins (2010)
(Greenville Technical Charter High School, SC)

Debbie Reese (2008)
(University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

INCOMING, Lisa Roy-Davis (2011)
(Collin College, Plano, TX)

Cynthia Williams (2008)
(Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN)

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

NCTE Administrative Liaison, Linda Walters

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