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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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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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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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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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Zigo, Diane; Derrico, Regina Dunlavey – English Education, 2009
This article looks at a research partnership between a high school English teacher and a university teacher educator, focusing on the impact of their work of co-teaching two integrated courses in the university's teacher education program. Findings from a study conducted during their third year of working together were used to revise the course…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, English Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Collaboration