CFP: Democracy & Education (Teacher Voice in Today’s Schools—Why Is it Critical?)

Democracy & Education

Teacher Voice in Today’s Schools—Why Is it Critical?
Deadline: October 15, 2008
Publication: March 2009

We are seeking manuscripts that explore the role for teachers’ voices in today’s classrooms. Manuscripts might address themes captured in the following questions:

* How has the role of teachers’ voices changed over the last century?
* What does it mean to be an activist teacher in a democratic
tradition? What is the role for these teachers in the coming decades?
* How do teachers’ voices and student’s voices balance each other?
What are models of collaborative conversation that involve student
voices in the decision-making process? How do these models assist
in the teaching and learning of democracy?
* How do teachers communicate with the larger community connected to
schools (parents, community groups, other schools)?
* Teachers are busy people. When do you have time to talk with and
collaborate with other teachers? How does that conversation look?
How can teachers bring their voices together to make change?
* With national, state, and district mandates, where is there room
for the teacher’s voice? What are examples of innovative ways that
teachers have ensured their voices are heard?

We invite educators to explore these issues in theory (essay), to suggest pedagogical approaches (teacher file), or to share your own classroom experiences (reflection). To learn more about the categories for article submissions, or to submit a paper, please visit our website and read our submission guidelines. Please feel free to forward this call for papers to any colleagues, students, or peers that might be interested in submitting an article for consideration.

Hanna Neuschwander
Editorial Director
Democracy & Education
Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling
0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd. MSC 93
Portland, OR 97202

tel: (503) 768-6054
fax: (503) 768-6053

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