Composition and TESOL Members Present a World Englishes Panel at Conference

Posted on 4/23/2015 10:54:37 AM

Graduate students and faculty members presented a World Englishes and Translingual Practices panel at the 2015 American Educational Research Associate (AERA) conference in Chicago on April 19.

Five teacher-scholars in the Composition and TESOL program presented their original research on world Englishes and translingual practices. Each presenter aimed to explore ways of examining and implementing pedagogical practices that support linguistic diversity across the educational spectrum.

The panel was chaired by Curt Porter, and Gloria Park joined him in exploring ways that concepts in world Englishes and translingualism might be utilized to pursue social and epistemic justice in graduate seminars.

Rachel Griffo presented on tranlingual practices in a cross-Pacific exchange project, Tyler Glodjo presented his findings from a third-grade dialogic journal writing activity, and Sarah Blazer shared ways she has implemented scholarship in translingualism into her work in writing center staff education.

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