CFP: Speaking from the Margin: Critical Literacy & Social Justice (9/30/07; journal issue)

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The New York State English Council's scholarly journal, The English Record,
is seeking submissions on the following topic for our Conference edition in
10/07: Speaking from the Margin: Critical Literacy and Social
Justice-Submission deadline 9/30/07
With so many troubles in the world, we as teachers need to remember one
essential detail* words can have incredible power. Through literacy,
teachers can empower students. Voices silenced altogether or pushed aside
into the margins can be heard whispering. Let's help those voices become
stronger and be heard. We need to show our students how to help those
voices change the world. Sometimes the voices off to the side of a text are
not good voices but the voices of corruption hidden within text and through
critical literacy we need to show our students how to critique those mummers
between the lines. How do we as English teachers approach such a monumental
task? How have you shown students the path to empowering marginalized
peoples and at the same time call into question the messages from the
dominant elite? In what ways have you used literacy to spark social
justice? Please share your narratives, lessons, and experiences.

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