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Whitney, Anne Elrod; Olan, Elsie L.; Fredricksen, James E. – English Education, 2013
The authors consider how preservice teachers and teacher educators might broaden their operating notions of experience and practicality to help one another access a wider range of sources of knowledge for their teaching.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Theory Practice Relationship, Teaching Experience, Student Attitudes
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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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DiPardo, Anne; Staley, Sara; Selland, Makenzie; Martin, Adam; Gniewek, Olivia – English Education, 2012
This article describes a writing partnership that involved university preservice teachers and ninth grade students enrolled in an integrated social studies/language arts class. While the high school students found the experience exciting and satisfying, the preservice teachers expressed anxieties and concerns as they endeavored to foster academic…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Preservice Teachers, Writing (Composition), Cooperative Learning
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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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Glenn, Wendy J. – English Education, 2012
This qualitative study reveals the ways in which reading and reflecting on two counter-narrative young adult novels fostered opportunities for preservice English teachers to think more acutely about their understandings of race within and beyond the text. Participants expressed feelings of empathy with and connection to characters whose cultural…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Preservice Teachers, Educational Needs, English Teachers
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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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Hallman, Heidi L.; Burdick, Melanie N. – English Education, 2011
In this article, service learning is explored as a pedagogical third space from which preservice teachers learn to teach the New English education. We argue that such a space has the potential to foster preservice English teachers' understanding of their role and identity as future teachers and how this identity is always relative to the students…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Service Learning, English Teachers, English Teacher Education
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Newell, George E.; Connors, Sean P. – English Education, 2011
This article reports a study of a university supervisor and a preservice English language arts teacher as they worked collaboratively within two different field experience sites to develop a conceptual understanding of instructional scaffolding. An analysis of classroom observations and mentoring conversations was conducted to examine how the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, English Teachers
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Myers, Jamie; Eberfors, Fredrik – English Education, 2010
This article examines the construction of an intercultural critical literacy practice in a Web-based discussion forum as one way to globalize interpretive practices within the English classroom. English education students in the United States and Sweden discussed a short story over a period of three weeks. The analysis of the students' postings…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Foreign Countries, Values, English Instruction
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Agee, Jane – English Education, 2006
This qualitative study focuses on ten graduate students in an English education master's program, who were enrolled in a course that I taught on teaching literature in the secondary school. I had restructured the course to make students the center of a series of conversations. For the study, I drew upon memory theory to examine their imagined…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Role, Learning Processes, 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
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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