Leaders in English Language Arts Education Research contains autobiographical essays by leading English Language Arts scholars throughout the world. In this volume, English Language Arts is presented as a complex and porous discipline—intersecting with writing, literacy studies, multicultural/multilingual education, digital and multimodal literacies, critical and social justice pedagogies, teacher education, linguistics and second language learning, and, not least of all, subject English, including teaching literature and drama. Contributors are retired or current professors in the following countries: Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, South Africa, and the United States.
ELA scholars often begin their careers as K-12 teachers and then become teacher-educators at universities; due to this, they work at the intersection of theory and practice throughout their careers. Therefore, this volume will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate English Language Arts Education students as well as to in-service English practitioners. This volume will also appeal to ELA researchers at all levels since it contains first-hand, personal narratives of well-established ELA researchers as they reflect on their own development as scholars.
JuliAnna Ávila, Ph.D. (2007), University of California, Berkeley, is Associate Professor of English Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she teaches courses in English pedagogy and methods, writing and rhetoric, and digital literacies.
All (academic libraries, specialists, graduate and post-graduate students, practitioners) interested in the recent history and current state of the field of English Language Arts research and praxis around the world.