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A Conversation with Richard Beach

A Conversation with Richard Beach

Update: 2022-02-15


Dr. Richard Beach talks to us about a transdisciplinary approach to education, systems thinking, case studies, digital media, and how, together, these ideas can help us to imagine the problems and solutions of the future. Rick is known for his work in the areas of language, literature, writing, digital literacies, and, most recently, climate justice and sustainability literacies. His episode focuses on work related to his 2017 co-authored book Beyond Teaching about Climate Change to Adolescents: Reading, Writing, and Making a Difference. You can find a link to this work on Rick’s guest page on Dr. Beach has authored or co-authored more than 150 articles and book chapters and authored, co-authored, or edited 30 books, including two books currently in press. Drawing on Students’ Worlds in the ELA Classroom: Toward Critical Engagement and Deep Learning  and Teaching to Exceed State English Language Arts Standards will both soon be available. Rick has served as President of the Literacy Research Association, President of the National Conference on Research in English, and Chair of the Board of Trustees for The Research Foundation of the National Council of Teachers of English. Rick was recently named winner of the 2022 John J. Gumperz Memorial Award for Distinguished Lifetime Scholarship by the Language and Social Processes Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association. Dr. Beach is Professor Emeritus of English Education at the University of Minnesota.









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A Conversation with Richard Beach

A Conversation with Richard Beach

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