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Meth, Jessica Matthews; Azano, Amy – English Education, 2012
This article examines the outcomes of an eight-month professional development initiative, designed to support six Writing Project teachers' classroom inquiry projects, each focused on improving an aspect of student writing. We begin by introducing the genesis of these classroom research projects as well as the structure and content of the support…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Professional Development, Writing Improvement, Classroom Techniques
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Yagelski, Robert P. – English Education, 2012
In 2003, the National Commission on Writing released "The Neglected "R,"" its report on the state of writing instruction in the nation's schools. The report identified an apparent paradox: writing, which the Commission defines as an essential skill for the many that has helped transform the world, is nevertheless increasingly…
Descriptors: Praxis, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
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Hawthorne, Shaun; Goodwyn, Andy; George, Marshall; Reid, Louann; Shoffner, Melanie – English Education, 2012
For the "Extending the Conversation" section in this issue, the authors invited English educators from the United States and abroad to reflect on the state of English education in their countries. All five contributors have interacted through their participation in the NCTE Annual Convention, the CEE summer summits, the International…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Instruction, National Curriculum, Background
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Thomas, P. L. – English Education, 2011
This article argues that ELA teacher candidates and inservice ELA teachers need historical perspectives in their coursework and their practice. Using the life and career of Lou LaBrant, the author examines the value of placing current practice in the context of practice throughout the history of the field of teaching ELA. Patterns examined in…
Descriptors: Educational History, English Instruction, Progressive Education, Educational Research
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Dutro, Elizabeth – English Education, 2011
In this article, the author emphasizes the importance of acknowledging the "hard stuff" of life in literacy classrooms. She considers how difficult experiences--exposed wounds and the "exposing" of wounds--function in literacy classrooms. She is particularly interested in how such experiences, as they enter the public spaces of schools and…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Trauma, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Psychological Patterns
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White, Brian – English Education, 2011
Educational researchers are accustomed to institutional review board (IRB) requirements (e.g., protecting participants) with students often identified as the only "vulnerable population" for IRB purposes. However, as practitioner research has gained more prominence, the vulnerability of teacher-researchers themselves has begun to…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Research, Teacher Researchers, Teacher Motivation
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Dickson, Randi; Costigan, Arthur – English Education, 2011
This article explores how exposure to aesthetic education approaches can help novice teachers reconsider their literature instruction in an age of mandated curricula and increased pressures to "teach to the test." The guiding questions were as follows: What similarities exist between transacting with a text on the page and aesthetically…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Methods, Literature
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Groenke, Susan L. – English Education, 2010
In "Letters to a Young Teacher," Jonathan Kozol (2007) describes the need for teachers to "speak out as witnesses to the injustices they see each day in public schools" (p. 93). Sometimes beginning teachers need help learning to see injustices, as well as in making sense of the sociopolitical systems of which schooling is a part. Or, as in the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Public Schools, Beginning Teachers, Audits (Verification)
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Whitney, Anne – English Education, 2009
Intrigued by the paths by which K-12 classroom teachers come to publish articles about their work, Anne Whitney undertook a project to clarify the extent and character of contributions classroom teachers have made to three journals that have become the standard-bearers for scholarship directly applicable to language arts classrooms: "Language…
Descriptors: Faculty Publishing, English Teachers, Authors, Periodicals
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Stockinger, Pamela Crosslin – English Education, 2007
Preservice teachers often enter English language arts teacher preparation courses with untapped fears of writing and teaching writing due to null or bad experiences as K-12 students. In this article, I follow two preservice elementary teachers through a semester long methods course and reveal how they developed positive, clear images of themselves…
Descriptors: Writing Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education
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DeBlase, Gina – English Education, 2007
This past summer fifteen teachers from the Detroit public schools and the metro Detroit area participated in Wayne State University's first Invitational Summer Institute as part of the Wayne State Writing Project. As the director of a brand new National Writing Project site, the author was apprehensive about what she could expect from herself, the…
Descriptors: Institutes (Training Programs), Summer Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Professional Development
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Dudley-Marling, Curt; Abt-Perkins, Dawn; Sato, Kyoko; Selfe, Richard (Dickie) – English Education, 2006
This article reports the findings of a study examining the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) members' perceptions of what is required to become and to remain a highly-qualified teacher of the English language arts. An online survey was conducted to ten NCTE members: five teachers, and five university-based teacher educators. Findings…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Effectiveness, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Language Arts
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Morrell, Ernest – English Education, 2005
Language is foundational to all learning. Whether it is the medium for the communication of our thoughts or whether it comes from the texts we consume and produce, there is little doubt that we are constructed and we construct ourselves through language. For these reasons and more, the most important participants in our most important institutions…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, English Teachers, English Instruction
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Kaufman, Janet E. – English Education, 2004
In this article, the author features the Family Literacy Center, a service-learning project at the University of Utah's English education program. For the author and her students, Family Literacy Center has become a place to investigate the role of teacher-student or mentor-student relationships in learning and literacy development. The goals of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Service Learning, Methods Courses, Empathy