Porter Presents on World English Studies at National Conference for Curriculum and Pedagogy Group

Posted on 11/8/2015 3:35:11 PM

Curt Porter (English Department) presented a paper called "Working/Playing Across the Political Spectrum of World English Studies" on November 6, 2015, at the Curriculum and Pedagogy national conference in Cleveland.

The paper described changes in the politics of language diversity over the past 30 years in World English Studies. Porter focused on ways that different conceptualizations of difference might offer teachers opportunities to enact more culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogies. The presentation included numerous interactive tasks and invited participants to play with their perceptions of language as they explored various ideological perspectives.