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Teaching for Joy and Justice


Linda Christensen is Director of the Oregon Writing Project at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. During her thirty year career in Portland Public Schools, she taught language arts at Jefferson and Grant High Schools and worked as Portland's Language Arts Coordinator. She received the National Writing Project's Fred Hechinger Award for use of research in teaching and writing and was named the Western States Teacher of the Year by the U.S. West Foundation. Christensen is the author of Reading, Writing, and Rising Up: Teaching for Social Justice and the Power of the Written Word, and co-editor of Rethinking Our Classrooms: Teaching for Equity and Justice and Rethinking School Reform: Views from the Classroom. She is a member of the Rethinking Schools magazine editorial board. Her articles have appeared in English Journal, Language Arts, Educational Leadership, Democracy and Education, and other national publications. Christensen has received numerous writing awards from the National Council of Teachers of English and the Oregon Council of Teachers of English. She presents keynotes and workshops nationally and internationally on writing, social justice education, and curriculum development. She is married to Bill Bigelow, and is mother to Anna and Gretchen Hereford. She can be reached at lchrist@aol.com.


Teaching for Joy and Justice

By Linda Christensen
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