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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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Haddix, Marcelle; Price-Dennis, Detra – English Education, 2013
Discussions of urban fiction and multicultural literature hold great potential for transforming the practice of beginning English teachers in diverse school settings. In this article, the authors, both teacher educators of color, present two case studies of preparing middle- and secondary-level English educators from a diversities perspective.…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Urban Areas, Fiction, Beginning Teachers
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Ellis, Lindsay – English Education, 2013
This article extends the conversation on English education as preparation for democratic participation. The author journeys through a cycle of action research, analyzing one classroom case study to improve her practice of curricular negotiation in a methods of teaching writing course.
Descriptors: English Instruction, Citizen Participation, Writing Instruction, Methods Courses
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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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Smagorinsky, Peter; Rhym, Darren; Moore, Cynthia P. – English Education, 2013
This case study follows a teacher candidate through her semester of student teaching English in a suburban high school in the U.S. Southeast. The study is part of a line of inquiry that investigates the factors that contribute to teachers' development of "concepts" to guide their instruction. In particular, this research focuses on the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Beginning Teachers, English Teachers, Student Teaching
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Skerrett, Allison – English Education, 2013
This article describes an adolescent's development of multiliterate and multilingual writing practices and identities. It further explores how a literacy teacher enacted a writing pedagogy of multiliteracies that assisted the youth in building writing practices and identities. Data include interviews of the young woman and her teacher, classroom…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Multiple Literacies, Adolescents, Self Concept
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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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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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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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Davila, Denise – English Education, 2011
This study investigates the outcomes of two novice preservice teachers' (PSTs') attempts at taking up the roles of critical guides (Damico & Apol, 2008) to mediate discussions about racism in response to President Barack Obama's (2008) campaign speech "A More Perfect Union." With the objective of teaching for social justice, these…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Novices, Presidents, Public Speaking
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Rogers, Paul; Whitney, Anne Elrod; Bright, Alison; Cabe, Rosemary; Dewar, Tim; Null, Suzie Y. – English Education, 2011
In this article, a group of inservice providers and beginning researchers describe their experiences in learning to conduct evaluation research on a long-term school-university partnership program. We offer the practical lessons we learned in how to undertake such a study, and we share the immediate and powerful effects that the process of…
Descriptors: Evaluation Research, Program Evaluation, Teacher Researchers, College School Cooperation
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Vetter, Amy – English Education, 2010
This 5-month qualitative study investigates how one high school English teacher situated students as readers and writers within daily, spontaneous classroom interactions. Specifically, the author draws on positioning theory (van Langenhove & Harre, 1999) as a lens to analyze how the teacher navigated improvised responses during three separate…
Descriptors: High School Students, English Instruction, Classroom Communication, Reading
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Bailey, Nancy M. – English Education, 2009
Framed in theories of new literacies, this article presents the story of Carol, a ninth-grade English teacher, who constructed lessons around semiotic analysis and constructivist learning in multimodal formats as an integral part of her instruction. Her students constructed identities as more competent, literate beings through guided participation…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), English Teachers, English Instruction, Semiotics
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Beck, Sarah W. – English Education, 2009
Finding a way to integrate authentic learning experiences and explicit instruction is essential if teachers are to adapt to the current policy environment while at the same time acknowledging the rights of students to determine their own goals for literacy learning. Toward this end, the author presents a case study of one student's development as…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, High Stakes Tests, Essays, Literacy
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Whitney, Anne – English Education, 2009
Intrigued by the paths by which K-12 classroom teachers come to publish articles about their work, Anne Whitney undertook a project to clarify the extent and character of contributions classroom teachers have made to three journals that have become the standard-bearers for scholarship directly applicable to language arts classrooms: "Language…
Descriptors: Faculty Publishing, English Teachers, Authors, Periodicals
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