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Thein, Amanda Haertling; Guise, Megan; Sloan, DeAnn Long – English Education, 2012
English educators at all levels have endeavored to understand difference in their classrooms both in terms of the content that they teach and in terms of the social and cultural identities of students in their classrooms. However, although educators have come a long way in understanding identity as it is constituted by race and gender, much work…
Descriptors: Social Class, English Instruction, Literature, Case Studies
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Rojas, Mary Alexandra – English Education, 2010
The term "Latino" in this paper adopts a U.S. definition to refer to those persons born/living in the United States who are of Latin American ancestry. U.S. Latino literature is defined as literature that is originally composed mostly in English, but not exclusively, by authors of U.S. Latino background. Selections of Latino literature…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, High Schools, Textbooks, Anthologies
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Bieler, Deborah – English Education, 2010
This study examined the complexities of mentoring discourse and agentive teacher preparation. I argue that such an examination is necessary to better prepare student teachers to engage agentively with the powerful status quo in schools. I begin by discussing the intersections of current thinking about mentoring and dialogue, and I describe how…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Mentors, Discourse Analysis