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Wiltse, Lynne; Johnston, Ingrid; Yang, Kylie – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
In this paper we highlight findings from a teacher inquiry group study designed to explore possibilities for teaching contemporary Canadian literature to promote issues of social justice in secondary classrooms. Drawing on Boler and Zembylas's notion of a "pedagogy of discomfort," our paper will focus on the experiences of two teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Literature, Social Justice
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Strong-Wilson, Teresa; Yoder, Amarou; Phipps, Heather – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
This article explores the attraction of Canadian elementary teachers to children's stories that narrate trauma, particularly the trauma associated with First Nations peoples' experiences in Canadian residential schools as told by Indigenous authors. The teachers' responses to these texts are conceived of as occurring within a "contact…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Social Justice, Foreign Countries, Teacher Participation
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Sung, Chit Cheung Matthew – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2013
As the English language has become a global lingua franca today, it is not surprising that changes in attitudes and perceptions towards learning English in the international context have taken place at the same time. In this paper, I critically examine the notion of "integrative motivation" in the literature of second language (L2)…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Language Role
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Pantaleo, Sylvia; Bomphray, Alexandra – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2011
During two multifaceted, classroom-based research projects, Grade 7 students had opportunities to develop their understanding of metafictive devices and art and design elements by reading a selection of picturebooks and graphic novels. The students also had the opportunity to apply their knowledge and create their own multimodal print texts. This…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Picture Books, Cartoons, Novels
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Luce-Kapler, Rebecca; Catlin, Susan; Sumara, Dennis; Kocher, Philomene – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2011
In this paper, the authors investigate the enduring power of voice as a concept in writing pedagogy. They argue that one can benefit from considering Elbow's assertion that both text and voice be considered as important aspects of written discourse. In particular, voice is a powerful metaphor for the material, social and historical nature of…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Writing Skills, Cognitive Processes, Authors
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Skerrett, Allison – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2011
This article examines an ESL English language arts teacher's conceptions of linguistic diversity, literacy learning and her role as teacher in a culturally and linguistically complex classroom. It further examines her processes of learning about, and developing curricular and pedagogical innovations to meet, her students' learning needs. The…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Teacher Role, Language Teachers, Language Arts
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Mitchell, Claudia; Dillon, David; Strong-Wilson, Teresa; Pithouse, Kathleen; Islam, Faisal; O'Connor, Kevin; Rudd, Christina; Staniforth, Patricia; Cole, Amy – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2010
In this article, we focus on the use of the visual for reflection in "alternative" pre-service teacher education and, in particular, we address the question: "How and what can we learn about teacher education using the visual?" By way of illustration, we focus on the use of pre-service teachers' photographs in a public…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Preservice Teacher Education, Pictorial Stimuli, Photography
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Nahachewsky, James; Begoray, Deborah – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2010
This article explores language and literacy teachers' classroom experiences in a digital age. Drawing on multi-literacies and new literacy studies frameworks, we use metaphors of classroom as text and teacher as author to build an understanding of the challenges and changes examined in the findings of two separate studies. The teachers were…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Figurative Language, Language Arts
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Robson, Claire; Sumara, Dennis; Luce-Kapler, Rebecca; Coll, Bridget; Hogan, Pat; Hurst, Greta; Innes, Val; Morrissey, Chris; Spencer, Chris – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2010
For a number of years, Rebecca Luce-Kapler and Dennis Sumara have been investigating the ways in which literary practices of close reading can help change how we think and how we remember. They have also considered how such practices might help make us more critical of normative representations of remembered experience. More recently, they have…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Writing Processes, Diaries