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Teacher Voice in Today's Schools-Why Is It Critical?

Publication Date: 2008-07-24

Here is a chance for the teacher's voice to be heard.

Democracy and Education

Teacher Voice in Today's Schools-Why Is It Critical?
Teachers: Teacher Voice in Today's Schools-Why Is it Critical?
Deadline: October 15, 2008
Publication: March 2008

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.

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