Without borders: youth debaters reimagining the nature and purpose of public dialogue

  title={Without borders: youth debaters reimagining the nature and purpose of public dialogue},
  author={Nicole Mirra and Debate Liberation League},
  journal={English teaching},
This paper aims to analyze how a group of middle-school debaters integrated their identities and epistemologies into the traditional literacy practice of debate to advocate for more expansive and inclusive forms of academic and civic discussion. The adult and youth co-researchers of the Debate Liberation League (DLL) detail their creation of a critical debate praxis through the use of spoken word and translanguaging and illustrate how they sought to redesign a foundational activity of English… 
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