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.

New CELT Member Publications

CELT welcomes these new members.  Each has made a publication available to enable CELT members become better acquainted with their scholarship. Click on the names below to access these publications and look in the member roster for the new members' contact information. 

David Yaden

Joshua Iddings

Catherine Compton-Lilly

Kelly Hill

Lynn D. Kirkland

Amparo Clavijo-Olarte

Yang Wang

Elizabeth Jaeger

Amy Barnhill

Keri-Anne Croce

Deborah MacPhee

Scott Ritchie

Susan Seay 

Sarah Vander Zanden


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