UPDATE: Multicultural Literature and the New Educational Accountability (12/30/05; edited volume)

full name / name of organization: 
Kaavonia M Hinton-Johnson
contact email: 

Deadline extended:

We invite submissions for a forthcoming book entitled "Multicultural
Literature and the New Educational Accountability: Challenges and
Opportunities." This book will highlight ways in which classroom teachers
and teacher educators continue to utilize multicultural children's and
young adult literature while addressing local, state and national
standards. Moreover, contributors to the volume will examine how teachers
balance the pressure for accountability (i.e., success on high-stakes
tests) with students' needs for culturally responsive pedagogy.

We are particularly interested in personal essays that include reflections
as well as relevant research emphasizing
· myriad strategies teachers use to teach from a multicultural
· concerns about using multicultural children's literature, and
multicultural education in general, because of the pressure to prepare
students to perform on standardized, high-stakes assessments; and
· the use of multicultural texts in order to meet state standards.

If interested, please send by e-mail a 500-1000 word abstract, a brief bio,
and a one page C.V. by Dec. 30, 2005 to

Dr. KaaVonia Hinton

All submissions will be acknowledged. The length for completed manuscripts
is between 3,500-6,000 words, including all notes and bibliographical

Dr. KaaVonia Hinton-Johnson,
Assistant Professor
Old Dominion University
Educational Curriculum & Instruction
166-11 Education Building
Norfolk, VA 23529
(757) 683-5958 (office)
(757) 683-5862 (fax)

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