a non-profit organization
The IRA Literacy and Social Responsibility SIG publishes the LSR ejournal (ISSN 2305-963X), an independent peer-reviewed journal originally founded by Dr. Rebecca Kaminski and now co-edited by Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell and Tynisha D. Meidl. Presently this journal is published annually.
Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell is associate professor of literacy and urban education at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. M-M's research is focused on literacy in urban settings, specifically the complexities of elementary principal literacy leadership, providing access to literature, and service-learning as a pathway to prepare pre-service teachers to teach literacy authentically in urban environs.
Tynish D. Meidl is assistant professor of teacher education at St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin. Ty's research interests include: culturally-relevant pedagogy as it relates to literacy instruction, teacher dissonance in curriculum planning for the literacy classroom, and Freirian-based approaches towards literacy education.
LSR ejournal is an independent, peer-reviewed electronic journal providing an international forum for educators, authors, and researchers at all levels presenting practices promoting literacy development that reflects social responsibility among all learners. Manuscript focus highlights quality programs advocating community engagement, service-learning, informed and participatory citizenship, social responsibility, activism, and stewardship reflecting an appreciation for all forms of diversity. As an electronic journal, interactive submissions with active links are particularly sought.
Presenters at the annual conference as well as other recent professional development events are invited to submit an article based on their work.
Submission guidelines are provided below as well as in a conveniently-printable pdf for ease of reference and for sharing with colleagues, graduate students, etc.
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