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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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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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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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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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Meyer, Tom; Sawyer, Mary – English Education, 2006
We argue that the student teaching seminar, a co-requisite to student teaching, may best be construed as a "first" introduction to a teacher learning community and to inquiry-oriented professional development. Using a qualitative case study design and discourse analysis, we examine 60 "Teaching Inquiries" (TIs) occurring in student teaching…
Descriptors: Seminars, Discourse Analysis, Student Teaching, English Teachers
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Smagorinsky, Peter; Gibson, Natalie; Bickmore, Steven T.; Moore, Cynthia P.; Cook, Leslie Susan – English Education, 2004
In this paper the authors focus on one early-career teacher, co-author Natalie Gibson, whose initial teaching experiences were mediated by educational settings shaped by these different and often conflicting traditions. Their study of Natalie's early-career trajectory is concerned with understanding her effort to develop a conception of…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Student Teaching, Beginning Teachers, Theory Practice Relationship