What Does the Common Core Mean for Postsecondary Literacy Instruction? March 17-20

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Northeast Modern Language Associaiton (NeMLA)
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This panel seeks to provide a space in which to explore what the Common Core State Standards, and particularly the English/Language Arts (ELA) Standards, will (or already) mean for postsecondary literacy education. Since "college readiness" is one of the key goals of the Common Core, it is crucial for those of us who teach at the college level to consider how the Common Core theorizes literacy instruction generally, as well as how it addresses specific elements including (but not limited to) the differences between literature and informational texts; the relationship between the text and the student reader/writer; and ways of defining text complexity. This panel allows those at the postsecondary level to enrich our understanding of the Standards and join the conversation about them.

If you are interested in submitting an abstract of a piece you would like to present as part of this panel please go to the link below and click on "Submit Abstract."

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NeMLA is being held in Hartford, CT from March 17-20, 2016.

The deadline for submitting an abstract is September 30, 2015. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions.