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Carpenter to Present on “Critical Language Awareness Approaches”

Brian Carpenter, assistant professor in the English Department, will be part of a colloquium entitled “Critical Language Awareness Approaches in the Americas: Theoretical Principles, Pedagogical Practices, and Distribution of Intellectual Labor” at the March 2014 American Association of Applied Linguistics Conference in Portland, Oregon.

The paper, coauthored with Mariana Achugar and Daniel Walter of Carnegie Mellon University, and presentation focus on how CLA is not only an important aspect of student development, but also an effective tool in teacher development. This paper explores the role of CLA in teacher development through a high school history teacher’s understanding of disciplinary literacy (DL), and his classroom’s discourse practices in DL lessons.

The colloquium’s papers will be published in a special issue of Linguistics and Education on Critical Language Awareness.

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