The title of this issue, “Totally Radical,” points to how difficult it has been to find a totally satisfactory (though not totalizing) understanding of radicalism and to the ways in which the term “Radical,” starting in the 1980s or earlier, was often drained of its political content. As so often happens with words and concepts in a capitalist culture, “Radical” became a marketing tool. In this spirit, the issue brings together a collection of articles exploring intersectional analyses in service of the theory and practice of teaching, as well as pedagogical praxis.
Front Cover: “You Only get what you are organized to take” by Josh MacPhee (2017) via Just Seeds.
Call for Proposals: Education in the Time of Covid
For this special issue of Radical Teacher, we invite 750-word proposals that consider the impacts of Covid-19 on education (K-12, two- and four-year colleges, and post-graduate) and ways that students, educators, and institutions can respond to and resist continued disinvestment and disenfranchisement in the face of global pandemic. Our hope is to both outline the contours of this crisis in the many ways it has affected education, while also pointing to radical forms of resistance in the classroom and across institutions.
Call for Teaching Notes for Radical Teacher
Is there a book, film, essay, poem, or story that you've found particularly useful in the classroom and want to share with other Radical Teacher readers? Or has something challenging, encouraging, or frustrating happened in class? If you think our readers can learn from your experience, we’d like to hear about it.
Call for Poems
Radical Teacher announces a new Poetry feature to appear in each edition of the journal.