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Petrone, Robert; Lewis, Mark A. – English Education, 2012
This article explores how secondary English preservice teachers reason about their future students and the consequences these systems of reasoning have for their thinking about pedagogy and their roles as teachers. By examining these systems of reasoning, this article helps to denaturalize normalized discourses about adolescence--discourses that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Role, Adolescents, Secondary School Students
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Certo, Janine L.; Apol, Laura; Wibbens, Erin; Hawkins, Lisa K. – English Education, 2012
In this article, we argue that preservice teachers have limited experience reading and writing poetry, and that if they are to teach poetry in meaningful ways to their future students, they need to have compelling experiences with poetry in teacher education--ones that take into account their former experiences and incoming dispositions and that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Qualitative Research, Poets
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Miller, Sj; Williamson, Peter; George, Marshall; King, Jennifer; Charest, Brian; Bieler, Deborah; Bolf-Beliveau, Laura – English Education, 2011
The 19 individuals who gathered at Elmhurst College in the summer of 2009 to work on moving social justice theory into policy in English education had a singular goal--to codify a working framework for social justice in English education that could disrupt inequitable educational practices and empower all students to reach their potential…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Role of Education, Social Justice, Politics of Education