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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

ACTFL provides opportunities at all levels in over 50 languages to dialog and exchange ideas for continually improving how we communicate language learning in our classrooms. Joining ACTFL exposes students and new teachers to the latest pedagogical methodologies beyond one’s classroom.

Janine Erickson, Denver Language School