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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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Christenbury, Leila – English Education, 1983
Traces the development of the English elective curriculum from 1962 to the present. Discusses the reasons for its early popularity and for its current decline. (FL)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Research
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Milner, Joseph O. – English Education, 1983
Describes the results of a survey that assessed English teachers' expressed attitudes about the English curriculum, the proper preparation of teachers, and about the nature of English instruction. (HOD)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Educational Research, English Curriculum, English Instruction
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Dillworth, Collett B., Jr. – English Education, 1980
Methodology and results of a survey on the amount of time devoted to locally sponsored inservice teacher education pertinent to English and language arts, the features of these programs, and their effectiveness are reported. (HTH)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, English Curriculum, Faculty Development
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Bushman, John H.; Guenther, John E. – English Education, 1980
Presents data from a survey of the course offerings of 265 midwestern high schools that tend to support the belief that language arts minicourse programs still exist in spite of a trend toward a more traditional curriculum. Listed first in the data is the finding that every high school offered at least one minicourse in composition. (AEA)
Descriptors: Course Content, Educational Research, English Curriculum, Language Arts
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Frey, Charles; Griffith, John – English Education, 1979
Presents the findings of a questionnaire survey of 140 college and university English departments regarding courses in children's literature. (DD)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, College Curriculum, Course Content, English Curriculum
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Vacca, JoAnne L.; Manna, Anthony L. – English Education, 1985
Reports on a study that was conducted to ascertain the content objectives that English/language arts teachers value and the instruction improvement needs they perceive, in the context of their current professional status. (HOD)
Descriptors: Educational Research, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Job Security
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Dilworth, Collett; McCracken, Nancy Mellin – English Education, 1997
Reports on a survey that investigated significant differences within the English teacher community in terms of the beliefs and practices on key issues. Makes a contribution to a larger National Council of Teachers of English project to foster communication among disparate groups of English educators. (TB)
Descriptors: Educational Research, English Curriculum, English Instruction, English Teachers
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Grossman, Pamela L. – English Education, 1991
Contrasts the knowledge and beliefs concerning one aspect of curricular knowledge, the selection and organization of content, held by six first-year English teachers. Finds that beginning teachers draw upon a number of sources in the construction of their curricular knowledge of English. (MG)
Descriptors: Educational Research, English Curriculum, English Instruction, English Teacher Education