Journal of Educational Controversy featuring Curtis Acosta now online

Western Today staff

Woodring College of Education's new issue of the Journal of Educational Controversy on the topic “Who Defines the Public in Public Education” is now online.

The issue includes an article by Curtis Acosta, the teacher whose Mexican American Curriculum was banned in Arizona. Along with his article are videos from his visit to Western Washington University and an interview with the director of the documentary “Precious Knowledge.”

As a follow up to Acosta's visit this past fall, the journal will sponsor a seminar to discuss his article; that seminar is set for 4 to 6 p.m. May 14 in the Center for Education, Equity and Diversity, Miller Hall Room 005. Acosta will join the conversation via Skype.

Future issues of the journal are:

  • Fall 2014: Challenging the Deficit Model and the Pathologizing of Children: Envisioning Alternative Models. Deadline: April 1, 2014
  • Fall 2015: Open Issue for the 10th Anniversary Issue of the Journal of Educational Controversy. “Define your Own Controversy” Deadline: Jan. 1, 2015