a non-profit organization
The IRA Literacy and Social Responsibility SIG publishes the LSR ejournal (ISSN 2305-963X), an independent peer-reviewed journal founded by Dr. Rebecca Kaminski, and now edited by Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell. Presently this journal is published annually.
Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell is Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University. She has developed service-learning components in required courses for teacher educators, focusing on literacy needs. She views academic service-learning as pedagogy: a pathway for preparing pre-service teachers for urban classrooms. Sulentic Dowell’s research agenda includes three strands and is focused on literacy in urban settings, specifically: 1) the complexities of the role of urban elementary principals as literacy leaders, 2) promoting and providing for access to literature and voluntary free reading and 3) ways to prepare preservice teaches to teach reading authentically in urban environs. She is the 2007 recipient of the Kenneth S. Goodman "In Defense of Good Teaching" award.
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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