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Simon, Rob – English Education, 2013
This article examines student teachers' investigations of issues related to writing pedagogy, response, and evaluation in an English methods course, including their use of descriptive review of student writing (Carini, 2001) to analyze adolescents' work collaboratively. Beginning with an examination of prevailing understandings of writing…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Writing Instruction, Methods Courses, Teaching Methods
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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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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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Zigo, Diane; Derrico, Regina Dunlavey – English Education, 2009
This article looks at a research partnership between a high school English teacher and a university teacher educator, focusing on the impact of their work of co-teaching two integrated courses in the university's teacher education program. Findings from a study conducted during their third year of working together were used to revise the course…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, English Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Collaboration
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Perl, Sondra; Counihan, Beth; McCormack, Tim; Schnee, Emily – English Education, 2007
What does it mean to take a writerly approach to research? Sondra Perl and her co-authors have pondered this question over the past five years as they have each worked with her to design and draft dissertations that combine their work as literacy researchers with their love of writing. Each of them has moved toward storytelling as a compelling and…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Story Telling
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Dickson, Randi; Smagorinsky, Peter – English Education, 2006
In this article, the authors try to extend the complex and provocative conversations at the Conference on English Education Summit. They argue on several critical programmatic issues, including the need for greater program coherence, the continuing dilemma of the gulf between schools and universities, and both the promise and the problems of…
Descriptors: English Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Methods Courses
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Miller, Suzanne M. – English Education, 2006
Conference on English Education (CEE) Chair Suzanne M. Miller provides an overview of the CEE Leadership and Policy Summit articles that focuses on next steps. She asks CEE members individually and collectively to take up the calls for action across the pieces--for research, pedagogical scholarship, program excellence, and activist participation…
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Participation, English Teacher Education, Educational Research