CFP – Starting a Circle: Exploring Aboriginal Education; English Practice; Due Jan 30, 2015


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English Practice: Call for Articles

English Practice, the journal of the BC Teachers of English Language Arts, is a peer-reviewed, open access, online publication published twice annually.

Submission Criteria and Guidelines:

We accept submissions under the following categories:

  • Teaching Ideas (classroom lessons and strategies)
  • Investigating our Practice (teacher inquiry)
  • Salon (Literary & arts-based pieces)
  • Check this Out (book reviews)

 

Please see the following for details: http://bctela.ca/call-for-articles-2014/

 

We invite you to submit articles for our upcoming issue:

 

1) Starting a Circle: Exploring Aboriginal Education.

This issue is devoted to exploring the vital importance as well as challenges of integrating Aboriginal perspectives, voices, texts, curricula and teaching and learning practices within English Language Arts. We invite educators and scholars from British Columbia and beyond to explore how the First Peoples Principles of Learning are taken up in classroom practices as well as significant issues arising from landmark events and curricular shifts in BC, which reflect larger questions related to the future of Aboriginal Education and English Language Arts.

 

Topics may include:

  • Reconciliation: What does reconciliation mean in our classrooms? How can we support students in finding their role within reconciliation? What legacies of residential schools remain in BC schools and beyond, and how can we as Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal educators address these in our practices?
  • Aboriginal Content: How do we increase our ability to integrate Aboriginal content throughout our educational practice? How do we work proactively as a professional community towards these ends?
  • Engagment and Inclusion: What approaches support engagement, inclusion, powerful outcomes and greater success for Aboriginal learners in English Language Arts? What practices support increased Aboriginal graduation outcomes?
  • English First Peoples 10-12: How do we meaningfully and ethically integrate First Peoples’ texts and curriculum into our practices? What barriers and tensions exist and how do we address these?
  • First Peoples Principles of Learning: How do we use these in our classrooms to improve learning for all students? How can they guide our course planning and selection/evaluation of classroom resources?

 

Closing date: January 30, 2015

Contact: Pamela Richardson pamela.richardson@ubc.ca, or

Sara Davidson sarafdavidson@gmail.com

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