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English Education, 2013
In recent years the field of literacy education and research has seen an increased attention to disciplinary literacy instruction--the teaching of discipline-specific and valued ways of reading, writing, knowing, and communicating knowledge. This article is about disciplinary literacy, specifically disciplinary reading as it is understood by…
Descriptors: Literature, Preservice Teachers, Literacy Education, English Teachers
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Johnson, Janet D. – English Education, 2012
This critical ethnographic study explores how two teacher candidates in English education used specific and varied literacy practices to enact their social justice priorities at a troubled high school in a high-need district. Data include interviews before and after the student teaching experience; observations of teaching, blogs, journals, and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Web Sites, Ethnography
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Swenson, Janet; Young, Carl A.; McGrail, Ewa; Rozema, Robert; Whitin, Phyllis – English Education, 2006
The authors contend that new technologies have developed new literacies and new ways of thinking that are reshaping our lives. In the rapidly changing world, they argue, these new literacies and their practices must become central to effective English education programs. To frame their argument, they introduce the notion of "technological"…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Educational Technology, Technological Literacy, Change Agents
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Stone, Jennifer C. – English Education, 2003
Through a detailed case study of one preservice teacher's development, the author examines the tension between basic skills and whole language discourses in literacy education. The author frames "the basic skills/whole language binary" as a "social imaginary,"--"an image that exists within the popular imagination or unconscious" and a force that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Literacy Education, Educational Environment, Educational Philosophy