The Assembly A Journal for Public Scholarship on Education
Welcome to The Assembly! We are a graduate student run journal of education committed to creating a space online for all stakeholders in education to share their perspectives on the field with each other. We publish publicly oriented articles and dialogue essays once per semester written by scholars, teachers, family members, students, and other members of the field of education. We also aim to facilitate greater communication between these different members through active use of social media.
New Dialogues Issue!
The Assembly is announcing a special Dialogues issue called "Educators Moving Towards Collective Liberation" coordinated by A Queer Endeavor. This special Dialogues issue stems from the meeting of the Educator Institute for Equity and Justice, sponsored by A Queer Endeavor, that brought together K-12 educators and leaders from Colorado and beyond to engage in deep conversation on anti-racism, gender and sexual diversity, bi/multilingualism, and other topics, to learn and enact equity and justice-focused practices. All multi-modal articles are located on the website.
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This short, reflexive prose essay offers a series of “I” statements along with critical self-reflection and inquiries. These statements reflect the author’s process of learning, acknowledging, and disrupting taken-for-granted language. This contribution is meant for anyone who uses “LGBTQ+ community” in writing and everyday speech.
This essay summarizes one facilitator’s conference presentation and their overall perspective of the conference. The presentation was intended for teachers and parents to work towards developing support for LGBTQ+ students in learning environments. The summary is written as an overview to spark the seed toward becoming anti-biased individuals.
This reflection provides insight into how a common literacy practice in an elementary school classroom, such as a read aloud, can be used to spark critical conversations and to show solidarity with historically underrepresented students.
This photographic essay features pictures and short reflections from members of the Educator Institute for Equity and Justice team. These photographs and reflections represent the intentionally designed spaces at the institute.