(Aja Martinez and I with Speaker Curtis Acosta)
At the 2011 CCCC in Atlanta, University of Arizona PhD students/authors/activists presented on the importance of presenting literacy to students as a discipline rather than a punishment that doesn't match the offense. Curtis Acosta, above, a teacher at Tucson High School targeted by the HB 2281 anti-Ethnic Studies law, spoke on the framework of his literature class, asking students to reflect on themselves and culture to better understand the world around them.
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Kathryn Ortiz heads the UA Reads Project through the University of Arizona bookstore.
Cathy Amanti is one of the authors of Funds of Knowledge, highlighting cultural practices of Latin@ families in Tucson that can be transferred over into classroom strategies.
According to the panel description:
Punishing Writing/Writing as Punishment. It is an ironic fact that schools are contexts where writing is both highly valued and punished. When literacy is used as a discipline event, schools are often blind to the literacy aspects of unofficial and non-sanctioned student writing. The fact that some literacy [ More ]
|Participant||Affiliation||Speech Title (if known)|
|Carlos Salinas, PhD|
|University of Texas El Paso|
|University of Arizona||Punishing Writing/Writing as Punishment|
|University of Arizona||Case Studies of the Long Term Consequences of Using Writing as Punishment|
|University of Arizona||Rewarding writers: Liberating and empowering Chican@ youth through prose|
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