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Tremmel, Robert – English Education, 2001
Examines both the early and recent periods of the history as it has been written for both English education and first-year composition. Argues that those accounts show consistently converging trajectories of disciplinary practice in both areas. Proposes that writing teacher educators should actively consider reconfiguring their shared discipline…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Freshman Composition, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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Fuller, Lawrence B. – English Education, 1980
Reviews the historical development of contemporary literature for adolescents, and its use by English teachers, during the first quarter of the twentieth century. Draws several conclusions useful in helping teachers determine general educational principles valid in varying circumstances. (AEA)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Contemporary Literature, Educational History, Language Arts
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Patterson, Annette – English Education, 1992
Explores reading as discursive practice, assuming that all readings are produced by particular groups to represent their specific interests. Constructs a reading of English education over the past century, focusing on a humanist conception of individualism promoted through personal growth pedagogy, and on the shift toward a poststructuralist view…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Higher Education, Literary Criticism
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Haugh, Oscar M. – English Education, 1996
Reviews the events leading to the publication of the journal "English Education" in 1963 and the history of the journal from what it was once to what it has become today. (TB)
Descriptors: Committees, Educational History, Language Arts, Scholarly Journals
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Nelms, Ben – English Education, 1996
Presents reminiscences of a former editor of "English Education," discussing English teacher education during the 1970s and some of the difficult transitional moments during that era. Discusses methods courses, changes in the curriculum, and outside critics of English education. (TB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational History, English Teacher Education
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Berger, Allen – English Education, 1996
Reflects on the journal "English Education" from the viewpoint of the editor during the early 1980s when English teacher education was undergoing a period of soul searching as it carved out a place for itself as an area of important research. (TB)
Descriptors: Editing, English Teacher Education, Higher Education, Literary Criticism
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Pradl, Gordon M. – English Education, 1996
Discusses some of the challenges that faced "English Education" during the author's tenure as editor, 1986-93, namely those concerning the lack of voice among teachers locked in a system, the narrow range of professional articles published, and the reluctance of professionals to write speculative or narrative articles. (TB)
Descriptors: English Teacher Education, Faculty Publishing, Higher Education, Personal Narratives
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McCracken, H. Thomas – English Education, 1997
Provides a history of the National Council of Teachers of English's guidelines which are put forth every 10 years. States that before 1986 the guidelines served mainly the function of informing graduate and undergraduate programs of principles to build or modify programs in English education. Questions who shall control teacher education in the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, English Teacher Education, Guidelines
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Stewart, Donald C. – English Education, 1979
Traces the influence of Quintilian on modern day teaching of composition and suggests this influence may be an impediment to progress. (DD)
Descriptors: Educational History, English Instruction, Higher Education, Rhetoric