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

@article{Mirra2020WithoutBY,
  title={Without borders: youth debaters reimagining the nature and purpose of public dialogue},
  author={Nicole Mirra and Debate Liberation League},
  journal={English teaching},
  year={2020},
  volume={19},
  pages={253-267}
}
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… 
1 Citations

Learning Environments and School/Classroom Climate as Supports for Civic Reasoning, Discourse, and Engagement

LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS AND SCHOOL/CLASSROOM CLIMATE AS SUPPORTS FOR CIVIC REASONING, DISCOURSE, AND ENGAGEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 24 REFERENCES

A pedagogy of Multiliteracies Designing Social Futures

THE NEW LONDON GROUP 1 In this article, the New London Group presents a theoretical overoiew of the connec­ tions between the changing social environment facing students and teachers and a new

Ghetto Kids Gone Good: Race, Representation, and Authority in the Scripting of Inner-City Youths in the Urban Debate League

Representations of black youths in both the news media and popular culture articulate and/or maintain race, class, and gender-based ideologies that demonize inner-city black youths. This essay

Institutional participation and social transformation: considering the goals and tensions of university-initiated YPAR projects with K-12 youth

In today’s educational context, characterized by growing inequality and the rise of neoliberal ideology, universities are dealing with pressures to contribute to the global workforce and partner with

Leveraging Students’ Communicative Repertoires as a Tool for Equitable Learning

Leveraging is often described as the process of using the home and community languages of children and youth as a tool to access the “academic” or “standard” varieties of languages valued in schools.

Whose culture has capital? A critical race theory discussion of community cultural wealth

This article conceptualizes community cultural wealth as a critical race theory (CRT) challenge to traditional interpretations of cultural capital. CRT shifts the research lens away from a deficit

A Curriculum of the Borderlands: High School Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies as Sitios y Lengua

Drawing from a nine-month critical teacher inquiry investigation, this article examines the experiences of eleventh and twelfth grade students who participated in a year-long Chicana/o-Latina/o

Using narrative inquiry to understand persistently disciplined middle school students

Educators’ persistent disciplining of a small group of students positions them as “frequent flyers.” This identity prevents educators from developing an understanding that could enable them to

The BUDL Effect: Examining Academic Achievement and Engagement Outcomes of Preadolescent Baltimore Urban Debate League Participants

This study adds to the limited literature base on extracurricular debate by using doubly robust inverse probability treatment weighting to estimate the average treatment effect for the treated of

Cultural Ways of Learning: Individual Traits or Repertoires of Practice

This article addresses a challenge faced by those who study cultural variation in approaches to learning: how to characterize regularities of individuals’ approaches according to their cultural

Assessing No Child Left Behind and the Rise of Neoliberal Education Policies

No Child Left Behind and other education reforms promoting high-stakes testing, accountability, and competitive markets continue to receive wide support from politicians and public figures. This