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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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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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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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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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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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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
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Johnson, Amy S. – English Education, 2008
This life history study focuses on a group of European-American, female preservice teachers and how they have learned literacy across contexts within their lives. Specifically, I examined these teachers' "literacy stories" or stories they told about their own learning to read, write, and interpret texts, looking closely at how they used narrative…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Metalinguistics, Didacticism
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Basmadjian, Kevin G. – English Education, 2008
This article considers the benefits and challenges of using English teacher candidates' videotaped discussions of literature as tools to facilitate authentic and engaging discussions of literature. More specifically, this article examines the use of teacher candidates' videotaped discussions in a secondary English methods course to expand…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Curriculum, English Teachers
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Stockinger, Pamela Crosslin – English Education, 2007
Preservice teachers often enter English language arts teacher preparation courses with untapped fears of writing and teaching writing due to null or bad experiences as K-12 students. In this article, I follow two preservice elementary teachers through a semester long methods course and reveal how they developed positive, clear images of themselves…
Descriptors: Writing Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education
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Agee, Jane – English Education, 2006
This qualitative study focuses on ten graduate students in an English education master's program, who were enrolled in a course that I taught on teaching literature in the secondary school. I had restructured the course to make students the center of a series of conversations. For the study, I drew upon memory theory to examine their imagined…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Role, Learning Processes, English Instruction
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Altwerger, Bess; Arya, Poonam; Jin, Lijun; Jordan, Nancy L.; Laster, Barbara; Martens, Prisca; Wilson, G. Patricia; Wiltz, Nancy – English Education, 2004
In this article, the authors first describe their research, then discuss the ethical and professional dilemmas they face as teacher educators as a consequence of NCLB. Here, they offer some possible approaches to coping with these dilemmas in the context of university undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs. Their study examined the…
Descriptors: Ethics, Federal Legislation, Grade 2, Inservice Teacher Education
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Stone, Jennifer C. – English Education, 2003
Through a detailed case study of one preservice teacher's development, the author examines the tension between basic skills and whole language discourses in literacy education. The author frames "the basic skills/whole language binary" as a "social imaginary,"--"an image that exists within the popular imagination or unconscious" and a force that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Literacy Education, Educational Environment, Educational Philosophy