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Fecho, Bob; Collier, Nicole D.; Friese, Elizabeth E. G.; Wilson, Amy Alexandra – English Education, 2010
English teachers and educators of English teachers should work within rather than against the tensions present in their classrooms. For us, nothing could be more key. Until university teacher educators construct and enact classrooms that embrace the dialogical tensions and possibilities within those settings, new and veteran teachers in the…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators, English Instruction
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Fecho, Bob; Graham, Peg; Hudson-Ross, Sally – English Education, 2005
In this article, the authors--the teacher educators who obtained a grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations (AVD)--explore what it meant for teachers and teacher educators involved in the PorTRAIT (Practitioner or Teacher Researchers As Inquiring Travelers) program to enlarge their views of teacher research and their own classrooms by being…
Descriptors: Researchers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Researchers, Context Effect
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Fecho, Bob; Price, Kim; Read, Chris – English Education, 2004
In this article, the authors show how two first year teachers a continent apart--Kim in the village of Tununak on the Bering Sea in Alaska and Chris in Beaufort, South Carolina, on the Atlantic Ocean--were able to take inquiry stances on their classrooms. In particular, through analysis of e-mails written in Chris' and Kim's first years of…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Electronic Mail, Critical Thinking, Inquiry
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Fecho, Bob – English Education, 2003
Although he may not have spoken quite as eloquently as the Bard of Avon, Ernie Page, the author's methods instructor at Penn State, once said that teaching English was less a subject and more a predicament. He was alluding to the many complexities and range of subject matter that constitute teaching the English language arts. In the 30 years since…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses, Language Arts, Teacher Educators