Lincoln (Neb.) - Oct. 8, 2001 - Arnetha F. Ball, specialist in literacy at Stanford University, and Ted Lardner, associate professor of English at Cleveland State University, will present their research results in "Literacies Unleashed: Lessons from Community-Based Literacy Programs."
The presentation will be given at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Bailey Library (229 Andrews Hall) on the UNL City Campus. It is free and open to the public.
Ball is associate professor of education at Stanford, where she specializes in language, literacy and culture. Lardner is associate professor of English at Cleveland State, where he is also director of the Poetry Center.
Ball and Lardner's new co-authored book, "Literacies Unleashed: Re-imagining the Possibilities for African-American Students in the Composition Classroom," is forthcoming in the National Council of Teachers of English Studies in Writing and Rhetoric series.
Their essay, "Dispositions Toward Literacy: Constructs of Teacher Knowledge and the Ann Arbor Black English Case," published in "College Composition and Communication," received the Richard Braddock award for the best article of 1997.
Ball and Lardner's visit is sponsored at UNL by the Convocations
Committee, the Nebraska Writing Project, the department of English, the
Humanities Center, the Center for Curriculum and Instruction, Teachers
College, and the African and African American Studies program.
For questions regarding these releases, contact:
(402) 472-8514, Fax: (402) 472-7825