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Bentley, Erinn – English Education, 2013
Within the field of writing teacher education, scholars and practitioners agree that effective writing instructors (at both the P--12 and postsecondary levels) are not simply cognizant of composition pedagogies, rhetorical theories, and their students' unique learning needs. Effective writing instructors also regularly…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Teacher Education
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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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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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Rainey, Emily; Moje, Elizabeth Birr – English Education, 2012
We offer this article to support ELA and other subject-area teachers as they think about why disciplinary literacy teaching is important and how to enact it in robust ways. We argue that it is critical for the improvement of students' academic literacy development and overall learning that all teachers and literacy researchers attend to the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Language Arts, Reading Skills, Content Area Reading
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Whitney, Anne Elrod – English Education, 2011
School is sometimes framed as a place for preparing, a place for becoming college and career ready. At times this approach positions school as an important space "within" the world of college and careers, envisioned perhaps as Dewey imagined it, as a safe place to try things, a space where real work of participation in society could be done but in…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Relevance (Education), School Role, Children
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Zancanella, Don; Alsup, Janet – English Education, 2010
When someone uses the term "standards," one tends to assume the topic under discussion is K-12 education, but standards for teacher preparation have their own parallel history. In English teacher education, that history has two strands: the NCTE Guidelines for the Preparation of Teachers of English Language Arts, which predate the "standards…
Descriptors: English Teacher Education, Language Arts, Guidelines, Professional Associations
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Bender-Slack, Delane – English Education, 2010
Delane Bender-Slack takes on the important subject of teaching for social justice. Her article's strength is in its uncompromising look at complex, often misinterpreted teaching challenges. This article focuses on actual teachers working for social justice in their classrooms. Working from a strong theoretical framework, she pushes us in new…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Change, Language Arts, 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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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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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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DiPardo, Anne; Whitney, Anne; Fleischer, Cathy; Johnson, Tara Star; Mayher, John; McCracken, Nancy; Miller, Janet; Stock, Patricia Lambert; Zancanella, Don; Zuidema, Leah – English Education, 2006
This piece was guided by the framing question "How can CEE [Conference on English Education] help its constituencies, the broader public, and policymakers understand the relationship between research and teaching?" The authors consider the usefulness of a range of empirical traditions; explore how expert language arts teachers read, conduct, and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Teaching (Occupation), Research Utilization
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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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Koziol, Steve; Stallworth, B. Joyce; Tompkins, Renarta H. – English Education, 2006
This article is a summary of our working group's continued discourse from the Conference on English Education (CEE) Summit, where our discussions focused on English teacher candidate competencies, program assessment, the Standards and Guidelines, and National Council of Teachers of English's (NCTE's) roles and responsibilities. For the purpose of…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Guidelines, Performance Based Assessment, Performance Tests
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Augustine, Sharon Murphy; Zoss, Michelle – English Education, 2006
This interview study with 19 preservice teachers who were enrolled in a teacher apprenticeship program at a major southeastern U.S. university uses Dewey's (1938/1988) concept of an experience and Csikszentmihalyi's (1990) concept of flow to investigate how participants identify and describe aesthetic flow experiences both inside and outside…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Apprenticeships, Aesthetics
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