H. Bernard Hall, in the new Research in the Teaching of English, says we no longer need to ask why to use hip-hop in English classes; we need more models for how to use it well.
Jennifer Grouling and Jackie Grutsch McKinney investigate whether students are actually doing multimodal writing and whether they know what “multimodality” means! Computers and Composition, in press.
Suzanne Choo argues that literature can counter the pressures of “strategic cosmopolitanism,” in which education is just an economic investment and not a means of fostering ethical relationships. May Research in the Teaching of English.
Writing in the May Research in the Teaching of English, Vivian Yenika-Agbaw analyzes textbooks used to teach English in her home country, Cameroon, during the colonial, postindependence, postcolonial, and globalization periods. She is particularly interested in how textbooks construct citizenship in an emerging nation.
Walters encourages writing teachers to value insights from the students themselves as they encounter college writing. Share your experiences! http://collegecompositionweekly.com/summaries/