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Vetter, Amy – English Education, 2010
This 5-month qualitative study investigates how one high school English teacher situated students as readers and writers within daily, spontaneous classroom interactions. Specifically, the author draws on positioning theory (van Langenhove & Harre, 1999) as a lens to analyze how the teacher navigated improvised responses during three separate…
Descriptors: High School Students, English Instruction, Classroom Communication, Reading
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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
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Cercone, James – English Education, 2009
The history between Cheektowaga Central and the University at Buffalo illustrates the benefits of forming long-term collaborative relationships between teacher education programs and local schools. In 1998, the author was approached by Suzanne Miller regarding the possibility of Meg Callahan, then a doctoral student at the University at Buffalo,…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Suburban Schools