Kentucky English Bulletin

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The KY English Bulletin Call for Manuscripts 

Posted 11/21/20

This summer, our state held the spotlight as a site of countless civil rights demonstrations after the tragic and wrongful death of Breonna Taylor. Kentuckians, youth especially, took to the streets demanding justice. In the middle of a global pandemic, students were no longer just reading about protests but participating and making their own voices heard in the fight for racial justice. According to NCTE’s Position Statement on Anti-Racism to Support Teaching and learning, “NCTE Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English recommends that English language arts educators

· actively identify and challenge individual or systemic acts of racism and other forms of discrimination and bigotry in educational institutions and within our profession, exposing such acts through external communications and publications.

· express strong declarations of solidarity with people of diverse human and cultural backgrounds to eradicate forms of racism, bias, and prejudice in spaces of teaching and learning.

· promote not only cultural diversity and expanding linguistic knowledge, but explicitly push for anti-racism by participating in ongoing professional development for educators to succeed in countering racism and other forms of bigotry.

· support the enforcement of laws and policies that provide sanctions against racial and ethnic discrimination in education. Also, advocate for legislative reform that will lead to policies that provide sanctions against discrimination in education based on race, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, class, mental and physical abilities, nationality, migrant, immigrant, and refugee status.”

Jamilah Pitts from Teaching Tolerance writes, “Teaching about BLM isn’t just about police brutality and the ways an organization is seeking to end it. Bringing this movement to the classroom can open the door to larger conversations about truth, justice, activism, healing and reconciliation.” For this issue of KEB, the editors invite articles about your lessons and assignments that engage students in work around Anti-racism, equity, Black Lives Matter (BLM), and social justice. What assignments invite students to challenge systemic racism and prejudice? How are stories connected to anti-racism, protest, and activism at this moment? How have traditional ideas of the English curriculum been disrupted to meet this current moment both locally and/or nationally? What assignments engage students in the work of activism in their communities and their world? How are you opening “the door to larger conversations about truth, justice, activism, healing, and reconciliation”?

Deadline: March 1, 2021

All submissions are to be uploaded in Submittable here: https://kcte.submittable.com/submit/128911/ky-english-bulletin-call-for-submissions

In addition to articles, contributions are sought for standing sections of the Bulletin:

Teachers as Writers: Poetry, Essays, Letters

KEB Teaching Strategy Exchange

Professional Reading Recommendations

Humor

What’s New in Young Adult Literature?

Speak Out: Professional Issues

Inquiries and drafts are welcome  Contact 

Mary Ann Cahill, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Literacy Instruction, Bellarmine University
mcahill@bellarmine.edu
Caitlin Murphy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Adolescent Literacy Instruction, Bellarmine University
cmurphy@bellarmine.edu
Winn Wheeler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professsor of Literacy Instruction, Bellarmine University
wwheeler@bellarmine.edu

The Bulletin observes MLA documentation style and NCTE’s position on avoiding sexism in language. Articles from 500 to 2500 words welcome!

Please See Revised Submission Guidelines/KEB Editorial Policy HERE.All submissions are to be uploaded in Submittable for submissions here: https://kcte.submittable.com/submit/128911/ky-english-bulletin-call-for-submissions 

KY English Bulletin subscription is included in KCTE/LA membership dues ($30), which should be sent to: Patti Slagle  slagerman@twc.com  312 Winton Ave., Louisville, KY  40206

Submission Inquiries and Info Submission Guidelines
All submissions are to be uploaded in Submittable here: https://kcte.submittable.com/submit/128911/ky-english-bulletin-call-for-submissions

The Bulletin observes MLA documentation style and NCTE’s position on avoiding sexism in language. Articles from 500 to 2500 words welcome!

Please See Revised Submission Guidelines/KEB Editorial Policy HERE.