Center for Expansion of Language and Thinking

CELT, founded in 1972, is a nonprofit educational corporation, international in scope, whose members believe in the principles of education for democracy with a focus on natural language learning and inquiry.  These principles are supported by beliefs in learners and learning, teachers and teaching, and language and curriculum.  The members of CELT are dedicated to the improvement of education through a greater understanding of the relationship between language, thought, and learning.

  CELT includes a rich diversity of people who share similar beliefs about language and learning but have widely varied background experiences.  CELT members are university educators, independent consultants, school administrators, and teachers.

NCTE - Boston

CELT members, are you attending NCTE in Boston this year?  Be watching for announcements about the location and content for the CELT general session on Saturday evening. 

Also in the news, CELT elections of a slate of officers and board members will be in the next few weeks, with a new term beginning at the NCTE board meeting. Stay tuned! 

Kathy Whitmore


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