Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Chapter proof for Obama/Education book from IAP

Just finished proofing my chapter for this book; hoping it will be out soon:

Thomas, P. L. (2011). The educational hope ignored under Obama: The persistent failure of crisis discourse and utopian expectations. In P. R. Carr & B. J. Porfilio (Eds.), The phenomenon of Obama and the agenda for education: Can hope audaciously trump neoliberalism? (pp. 49-72). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Call for Submissions: South Carolina English Teacher

The South Carolina Council of Teachers of English welcomes contributions to South Carolina English Teacher (SCET), a journal that represents varied perspectives, formats, and voices focusing on the teaching of English in our state.  SCET publishes teacher research, critical essays, teaching strategies, bibliographies, interviews, personal essays, short stories, poetry, and other creative works including black and white photography and drawings.  We invite original artwork for our cover design.  Each manuscript should be no more than 12 double spaced, typed pages in current APA style.  SCET is a blind, peer-reviewed journal.  Place the author's personal and institutional identification including an e-mail address on the cover page only.  Please attach a copy of your manuscript in Word, subject heading, SCET, to will not be returned.  Deadline for submission for the 2011 issue of SCET is March 29, 2011.  All submissions postmarked by this date will be considered.  Send manuscripts to:

Dr. Mary E. Styslinger
College of Education
#232 Wardlaw
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC  29208

NCTE's Council Chronicle highlights Lou LaBrant

March 2011 issue of the Council Chronicle (NCTE) highlights Lou LaBrant, including my work on her life and career.

Cynthia Ryan  
Abstract: At a time when our profession struggles with rigid benchmarks for success alongside increasingly scarce resources, Lou LaBrant's advice for tackling literacy head-on continues to ring true.

Lou LaBrant: The Change I Would Most Like to See

Lou LaBrant: Further Reading

Monday, March 7, 2011