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Cline, Ruth K. J.; Flexer, Roberta J. – English Education, 1985
Reports on the development and administration of an attitude measure that assessed prospective elementary school teachers attitudes toward language arts and teaching language arts. (HOD)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitude Measures, Educational Research, Elementary Education
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Oftedahl, Joan L. – English Education, 1985
Reports on a survey of secondary school English teachers and English methods professors that was conducted to determine what they considered the actual content of English methods courses was and what they felt ideally should be included in the courses. (HOD)
Descriptors: Course Content, Demography, Educational Research, English Teacher Education
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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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Burhans, Clinton S., Jr. – English Education, 1985
Reports the findings of a survey of 141 teachers that investigated whether public school teachers of subjects involving reading, writing, and literature read contemporary materials in these fields. (HOD)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Level, Occupational Surveys
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Berger, Allen; Rattigan, Regina A. – English Education, 1984
Summarizes the responses of governors and past presidents and executive directors of the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association to the question "If it were in your power, what one thing would you do to improve the reading and writing skills of boys and girls?" (FL)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Educational Quality, Educational Research, Language Usage
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Bader, Lois A.; Pearce, Daniel L. – English Education, 1983
Reports on a study designed to determine what kinds of writing assignments (if any) junior high school teachers required of their students. Concludes that most teachers had their students do some sort of writing. (FL)
Descriptors: Junior High Schools, Teacher Role, Writing Instruction, Writing Research
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Folsom, Jack – English Education, 1983
Discusses the findings of a 1981 Montana survey that assessed English teachers' attitudes concerning the need for more preservice and inservice preparation. (HOD)
Descriptors: Educational Research, English Instruction, English Teacher Education, Grammar
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Veal, Ramon; And Others – English Education, 1983
Reports the results of using knowledge- and performance-based instruments in the evaluation of preservice secondary school English teachers in the University of Georgia teacher education program. (HOD)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Educational Research, English Teacher Education, Evaluation Methods
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Brandt, Bruce E. – English Education, 1983
Based on a survey of the reading background of students enrolled in a college freshman composition course, the author questions the adolescent reading list compiled by G. Robert Carlsen. (HOD)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Bibliographies, Higher Education, Reading Attitudes
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Townsend, Jane S.; Fu, Danling – English Education, 1998
Discusses students (in two different settings, and both native and nonnative speakers) who were quiet in their English classrooms. Finds that dimensions of schooling which created barriers were opportunity to talk, self concepts, and texts and other course materials. Includes responses which consider how students can be helped to talk. (PA)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Research, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Context
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Goodburn, Amy – English Education, 1998
Provides one account of a "messy," critical research process, drawn from a dissertation project: a study of students' and teachers' responses within three university writing courses which were focused on "The American Experience" and which fulfilled the institution's diversity requirement. Aims to achieve some degree of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Multicultural Education, Research Methodology
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Herrmann, Andrea W. – English Education, 1988
Describes an ethnographic study of an inservice graduate course designed to help teachers use computers to teach writing and other skills to the academically able. Claims the course significantly reduced teachers' computer anxiety and their writing apprehension. (RS)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Computer Assisted Instruction, Ethnography, Higher Education
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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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Jipson, Janice A.; Paley, Nicholas – English Education, 1992
Examines the reading activities of students who have made a commitment to be elementary school teachers. Investigates whether future teachers consider themselves to be active readers, and to what degree they articulate a defined commitment to the development of their personal literacy. Finds profound differences in the literary engagement of…
Descriptors: College Students, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Reading Habits
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Ritchie, Joy S.; Wilson, David E. – English Education, 1993
Studies the growth of knowledge of English and teaching in 25 prospective English teachers. Investigates the interaction of prior experiences; their identities as readers, writers, and speakers; their memberships in various discourse communities; their academic preparation; and their early experiences as teachers. (HB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Critical Thinking, Educational Research, English Instruction
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