Writing as Revolutionary

Friday, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm -- Rm Classroom 27

With the overemphasis on technical and scripted writing in schools as a response to standardized tests, it is imperative to provide young people with authentic opportunities to write their experiences. The two presenters in this session provide new ideas for continuing the revolutionary legacy of writing.

Research presented:

Lifting Up Youth Voice: The Journal of Youth Scholarship by Ruthy Weche, Dimas Blanco, Maiyah Fontanez, Nastasia Lawton-Sticklor, Clark University

Research-based Novel: Using Fiction to Share Counter-hegemonic Epistemologies by Nicole Semas-Schneeweis, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth