Welcome to the CLA Collective!
an online resource hub and gathering space for teachers committed to promoting Critical Language Awareness (CLA) in our writing, literacy, and language classrooms and curricula.
This site also serves as a companion website for the book Cultivating Critical Language Awareness in the Writing Classroom, forthcoming in February 2022.
Critical Language Awareness is a framework for writing and literacy education that emphasizes intersections between language, identity, privilege, and power.
We use CLA pedagogy to cultivate students’ self-reflection and rhetorical agency, and to promote social justice in our schools and in society more broadly.