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McComiskey, Bruce, Ed. – National Council of Teachers of English, 2022
While social values outside of academia are changing from nationalism to globalization, much of English studies remains entrenched in nationalist discourses. Editor Bruce McComiskey and his contributors argue that English studies must shift from a national (petrified, zombified) to a global (cosmopolitan, planetary) orientation in order to remain…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Linguistics, Nationalism, Relevance (Education)
National Council of Teachers of English, 2022
Writing assessment can be used for a variety of purposes, both inside the classroom and outside: supporting student learning, assigning a grade, placing students in appropriate courses, allowing them to exit a course or sequence of courses, certifying proficiency, and evaluating programs. Given the high-stakes nature of many of these assessment…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Position Papers, Writing Teachers, English Teachers
Hassel, Holly; Phillips, Cassandra – National Council of Teachers of English, 2022
"Materiality and Writing Studies: Aligning Labor, Scholarship, and Teaching" takes an expansive look at the discipline of writing studies, arguing for the centering of the field's research and service on first-year writing, particularly the "new majority" of college students (who are more diverse than ever before) and those who…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Writing Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
Dean, Deborah – National Council of Teachers of English, 2021
"What works?" As teachers, it's a question we often ask ourselves about teaching writing, and it often summarizes other, more specific questions we have: (1) What contributes to an effective climate for writing? (2) What practices and structures best support effective writing instruction? (3) What classroom content helps writers develop?…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Writing Research
Lyiscott, Jamila; Mirra, Nicole; Garcia, Antero – National Council of Teachers of English, 2021
Students are often portrayed as mindless consumers of popular culture, but a spike in social media engagement by Millennials and Generation Z reveals that K-12 youth are often at the helm of creating media content and impacting the trends which constitute popular culture. Coupled with the realities of this shifting landscape, an increasingly…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Media Literacy, Popular Culture, English (Second Language)
Sealey-Ruiz, Yolanda – National Council of Teachers of English, 2021
Racial literacy is a skill and practice by which individuals can probe the existence of racism and examine the effects of race and institutionalized systems on their experiences and representation in US society. Students who have this skill can discuss the implications of race and American racism in constructive ways. Racially literate teachers…
Descriptors: Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias, Literacy, Curriculum Development
Seltzer, Kate; de los Ríos, Cati V. – National Council of Teachers of English, 2021
This brief aims to contextualize and promote translanguaging as an approach to educating bi-/ multilingual students in US literacy classrooms. Broadly, "translanguaging" has been defined as "the deployment of a speaker's full linguistic repertoire without regard for watchful adherence to the socially and politically defined…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Metalinguistics, Bilingualism, Multilingualism
National Council of Teachers of English, 2021
Given continuing myths and misconceptions in the media and in the nation's schools about the language many African American students use, the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) believes the public deserves a statement reflective of the viewpoints of language and literacy scholars on Ebonics. The variety of Ebonics spoken by…
Descriptors: African American Students, Language Usage, Black Dialects, Negative Attitudes
National Council of Teachers of English, 2021
White language supremacy (WLS) is an implement to white supremacy, particularly within educational institutions. Contextualized within present exigencies, antiracist educators must work alongside students, communities, and institutions to push for the dismantling of WLS because of its deleterious effects on Black, Indigenous, and people of color…
Descriptors: Whites, Language Usage, Racism, Literacy
National Council of Teachers of English, 2021
This position statement affirms the need to develop accessible and effective reading pedagogies in college writing classrooms so that students can engage more deeply in all of their courses and develop the reading abilities that will be essential to their success in college, in their careers, and for their participation in a democratic society.…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Teaching Methods, College Students
Wilner, Arlene Fish – National Council of Teachers of English, 2020
Synthesizing theory from literacy scholars with strategies derived from classroom inquiry projects, "Rethinking Reading in College" argues for more--and more systematic--attention to the role of reading comprehension in college as a necessary step in addressing the inequities in student achievement that otherwise increase over time.…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, College Curriculum, Content Area Reading, Reading Comprehension
Hart, D. Alexis; Thompson, Roger – National Council of Teachers of English, 2020
For good reasons, the rise of veterans studies has occurred within the discipline of writing studies, with its interdisciplinary approach to scholarship, pedagogy, and community outreach. Writing faculty are often a point of first contact with veteran students, and writing classrooms are by their nature the site of disclosures, providing…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Veterans, Veterans Education, College Students
National Council of Teachers of English, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has created not only an unprecedented public health crisis but also significant challenges for educators and educational institutions. In response, professionals must reassess current restrictions on assembly and mobility as well as imagine new means for meeting goals. All familiar educational routines--for example, meeting…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Writing Instruction, Electronic Learning
Mckoy, Temptaous; Shelton, Cecilia D.; Sackey, Donnie; Jones, Natasha N.; Haywood, Constance; Wourman, Ja'La; Harper, Kimberly C. – National Council of Teachers of English, 2020
Black technical and professional communication (TPC) is defined as including practices centered on Black community and culture and on rhetorical practices inherent in Black lived experience. Black TPC reflects the cultural, economic, social, and political experiences of Black people across the Diaspora. It also includes the work of scholars in the…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Professional Associations, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Resources
National Council of Teachers of English, 2020
The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) recognizes the need to promote inclusive approaches and praxes responsive to the needs and experiences of disabled people. Committing to full access and inclusion guarantees the rights of those with disabilities in classrooms and in the profession and energizes practical and…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Accessibility (for Disabled), Higher Education, Disabilities
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