CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Writing and the Environment

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Randall McClure
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In recent years, many schools have added sustainable, green practices to
their mission statements. Some have also added course requirements that
help students develop an ecological perspective while others have changed
operations to limit their institution’s impact on the environment. Writing
teachers have often contributed to this charge by integrating readings and
writing activities that help students better understand their relationship
to the environment. These teachers believe in the shared responsibility for
helping students come to terms with environmental crises and fostering
biospheric literacy. This approach to literacy education often includes an
experiential component that aims to help students understand the role of
the ecosystems particular to the school’s service area and how these
systems interact with others around the globe. This call invites papers
that discuss the ways writing is used to promote thought, discussion, and
awareness of sustainable, green practices.

Who May Submit:
All teachers with experience using writing to help students understand
sustainability practices and develop an ecological perspective. Raising
global awareness is difficult in the established and often confined
curriculum; therefore, learning from others’ experiences is an effective
way to develop a strong approach to writing green. Contributors are not
limited to English instructors; anyone who teaches a class with a writing
emphasis is encouraged to submit. Please identify your submission with
keyword: WRITING

Submission deadline:
any time until the end of August 2009; see details for other deadline
options like early, regular, and short.

For more information:

Submission Procedure:

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