Neero Idea

Working Title: The Role of Voice in the Pursuit of Just Schooling

Working Foci:

lynn voice of the physically disabled

katie voices of parents of children with disabilities in policy making

kelly multiple voices within publication

how does “voice” express itself

using voice in educational research

penny voice, schooling, and middle school children

academic engagement of middle school students

go to the learners, are you engaged, how are you engaged

cr interrogating career: consideration of personal voice

shared meanings, shared spaces, the transactional effects of sharing personal voice

moderator and discussant

Ricardo Johnson, III

I’ve been thinking about how we might put our syposium together (as organizer). Several years ago, I saw a symposium that I really liked. Rather than have each person go through their papers “in order,” each person in turn went through a section of their papers a section at a time. That way, the audience saw a broader view of the approach as well as a sharing of the deeper content. This would also give our moderator and discussant an very useful introductory and commenting role. Plus, he wouldn’t have to figure it all out – some of the order and content would be predetermined.

What if we approached each of our papers in this fashion, the trick being could we all agree that we could more or less address the following sections… .

overview – where did the idea for the research come from, where does the research fit within my professional ouvre

rationale – why did I want to focus on the issue of “voice”? why I chose my particular approach to “voice” (method)

the voices themselves – who were they, how did I listen, what did i collect, how did I analyze

observations/findings – what were the outcomes/results/observations/shared realities of my work

What do you think? Could each of us organize our papers in this way?

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Charles Rathbone

Retired. Emeritus. Conducts a seminar on university teaching to doctoral students in the Rubenstein School of Natural Resources once a year. Board Member Vermont Interfaith Action, volunteer and advocate Burlington Bike Project, UDL consultant VSA Vermont, photographer, married, four children, five grandchildren, and one Golden Doodle. Embracing life, all of it. "Today is tomorrow's past."

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