English Teaching: Practice & Critique: Volume 21 Issue 3


Table of contents - Special Issue: Religion, Literacies, and English Education in Global Dialogue

Guest Editors: Mary M. Juzwik, Robert Jean LeBlanc, Denise Davila, Eric D. Rackley, Loukia K. Sarroub

Spiritual and religious meaning making in language and literacy studies: global perspectives on teaching, learning, curriculum and policy

Mary M. Juzwik, Robert Jean LeBlanc, Denise Davila, Eric D. Rackley, Loukia K. Sarroub

In an editorial introduction essay for the special issue on Religion, Literacies, and English Education in Global Dialogue, the editors frame papers in the special issue in…

“Somos fieles creyentes”: children’s construction of spiritual and literate identities at home

Denise Dávila

Set in a Mexican-American community of a US Gulf Coast state, the purpose of this paper was to describe how three young siblings and their family members constructed their…

“I would rather be informed than misinformed”: critical conversations supporting transnational religious identity across time and space

Matthew R. Deroo, I. Mohamud

The purpose of this paper is to examine how a transnational immigrant youth’s engagement on social media supported her identity formation and allowed space to advance more just…

Oh, God: evangelical teachers, textual interpretation, and ELA classrooms

Heidi Lyn Hadley

This paper aims to examine how evangelical teachers’ religious identities influence their interpretation and teaching of texts in high school English Language Arts classrooms…

English teaching as an evangelical tool for two-by-two missionaries

Jennifer Wargo

The purpose of this narrative is to share insights on the little-known two-by-two evangelical sect, specifically its use of English teaching in South Korea and China as a…

Exploring global religious traditions through artifactual literacy projects

Erin McNeill

The purpose of this study is an exploration of stories told by multilingual students participating in a literacy project in a secondary English course as part of a larger three…

Examining relationships between religious and linguistic nationalism in a recent controversy surrounding the Sri Lankan national anthem

Kasun Gajasinghe, Priyanka Jayakodi

This paper aims to explore the relationship between religious and linguistic nationalism in Sri Lanka in the context of the controversy on singing the national anthem in Tamil…

Breaking spiritual silences as literacy education scholars: a conversation

Anne Elrod Whitney, Suresh Canagarajah

This essay-conversation brings together two literacy scholars who have worked with religious literacies: Suresh Canagarajah and Anne Elrod Whitney. They discuss not only the…

Cover of English Teaching: Practice & Critique



Online date, start – end:


Copyright Holder:

Emerald Publishing Limited

Open Access:



  • Robert Petrone
  • Vaughn Watson