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Hawthorne, Shaun; Goodwyn, Andy; George, Marshall; Reid, Louann; Shoffner, Melanie – English Education, 2012
For the "Extending the Conversation" section in this issue, the authors invited English educators from the United States and abroad to reflect on the state of English education in their countries. All five contributors have interacted through their participation in the NCTE Annual Convention, the CEE summer summits, the International…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Instruction, National Curriculum, Background
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Stewart, Trevor Thomas – English Education, 2012
In this article, I present six English teachers' perceptions of the dialogue used by principals and superintendents to communicate policy mandates in their schools. I wanted to learn about the ways in which the discourse employed by these two kinds of policymakers influenced English teachers' experiences as professionals and how these policies and…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Policy, Organizational Culture
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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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Hull, Glynda A.; Stornaiuolo, Amy; Sahni, Urvashi – English Education, 2010
Calls now abound in a range of literatures--philosophy, education, sociology, anthropology, media studies--to reimagine citizenship and identity in ways befitting a global age. A concept predominant in many such calls is the ancient idea of "cosmopolitanism." Refashioned now to serve as a compass in a world that is at once radically…
Descriptors: Global Education, Citizenship, Anthropology, Foreign Countries
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Fecho, Bob; Collier, Nicole D.; Friese, Elizabeth E. G.; Wilson, Amy Alexandra – English Education, 2010
English teachers and educators of English teachers should work within rather than against the tensions present in their classrooms. For us, nothing could be more key. Until university teacher educators construct and enact classrooms that embrace the dialogical tensions and possibilities within those settings, new and veteran teachers in the…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators, English Instruction
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Rojas, Mary Alexandra – English Education, 2010
The term "Latino" in this paper adopts a U.S. definition to refer to those persons born/living in the United States who are of Latin American ancestry. U.S. Latino literature is defined as literature that is originally composed mostly in English, but not exclusively, by authors of U.S. Latino background. Selections of Latino literature…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, High Schools, Textbooks, Anthologies
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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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Bieler, Deborah – English Education, 2010
This study examined the complexities of mentoring discourse and agentive teacher preparation. I argue that such an examination is necessary to better prepare student teachers to engage agentively with the powerful status quo in schools. I begin by discussing the intersections of current thinking about mentoring and dialogue, and I describe how…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Mentors, Discourse Analysis
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Katz, Susan Roberta – English Education, 2004
In this article, the author explores the possible future for bilingual teachers and teacher educators in the United States in light of the recently enacted No Child Left Behind legislation. She first examines the impact of the law on bilingual education generally and compare it to language policy in the European Union. Then she discusses its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Federal Legislation, Teacher Educators, Monolingualism