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Critical and Social Justice Approaches

Mission Statement

The purpose of the ACTFL Critical and Social Justice Approaches (CSJA) SIG is to promote and support critical and social justice approaches in language instruction. Topics of interest in this field include critical pedagogy and critical theory, transformative learning, community engagement and service learning, critical language awareness, emancipatory pedagogy, among other humanitarian topics in language learning. Our mission is to cultivate a community of educators committed to consciousness raising and community action in and through language education. This group will function as a space where members from different instructional contexts and languages can come to learn, to share, and to mentor.

Current Officers:

Chair: Stacey Johnson, Vanderbilt University
Vice-Chair: LJ Randolph, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Co-Secretary: Joan Clifford, Duke University
Co-Secretary: Alice Miano, Stanford University

If you are already a member of ACTFL and wish to join this SIG, contact us. ACTFL membership includes one free SIG; individuals may join additional SIGs for $5 per year per SIG.

What Our Members Are Saying

I’m a proud member of ACTFL because I support the organization’s vision and I believe in the importance of professional development. While individual voices are valuable, it is the collective voice of ACTFL that unifies us all in making a strong front for our profession.

Yo Azama, North Salinas High School