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Mayher, John S. – English Education, 2012
This article presents the author's keynote address from the 2011 CEE Summer Conference at Fordham University in which he challenges educators to rethink what they do and how they do it. He talks about English teacher education as literacy teacher education. He tries to sketch a picture of the status quo and its limits, and an alternative picture…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, English Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, English Teachers
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Thomas, P. L. – English Education, 2011
This article argues that ELA teacher candidates and inservice ELA teachers need historical perspectives in their coursework and their practice. Using the life and career of Lou LaBrant, the author examines the value of placing current practice in the context of practice throughout the history of the field of teaching ELA. Patterns examined in…
Descriptors: Educational History, English Instruction, Progressive Education, Educational Research
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Fecho, Bob; Collier, Nicole D.; Friese, Elizabeth E. G.; Wilson, Amy Alexandra – English Education, 2010
English teachers and educators of English teachers should work within rather than against the tensions present in their classrooms. For us, nothing could be more key. Until university teacher educators construct and enact classrooms that embrace the dialogical tensions and possibilities within those settings, new and veteran teachers in the…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators, English Instruction
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Burns, Leslie David – English Education, 2007
This article analyzes CEE's and NCTE's current positions related to political action and highlights the increasing need for public intellectual and political activism as an integral part of organizational policy. Using Lakoff's (2005) concept of cognitive/linguistic framing in political discourse along with Kuchapski's (2002) characterizations of…
Descriptors: Activism, Politics of Education, Educational Change, Accountability
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Albers, Peggy – English Education, 2006
Evolution of the "old page", or written hardcopy texts, to the "new" (Kress, 2003), or electronic page, means that today's learners have experience with reading a variety of texts. Image, music, and electronic inscription (font, style, flash, and so on) are features of multimodal texts that many learners prefer to read and create. With the screen…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design, English Instruction
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Boyd, Fenice B.; Ariail, Mary; Williams, Robert; Jocson, Korina; Sachs, Gertrude Tinker; McNeal, Kezia – English Education, 2006
Attempting to address the following central question, How might literacy educators learn to recognize, promote, and capitalize upon the rich cultural resources of students in diverse classrooms in the United States?, the authors provide a list of belief statements to serve as the foundation for positive changes in the ways in which the literacy…
Descriptors: English Teacher Education, Literacy, Student Diversity, Justice
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Kaufman, Janet E. – English Education, 2004
In this article, the author features the Family Literacy Center, a service-learning project at the University of Utah's English education program. For the author and her students, Family Literacy Center has become a place to investigate the role of teacher-student or mentor-student relationships in learning and literacy development. The goals of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Service Learning, Methods Courses, Empathy
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Gilles, Carol; Pierce, Kathryn Mitchell – English Education, 2003
In this article, the authors reflect upon their professional "journey through oracy" by offering a review of literature on "talk"--an exploration of the various ways in which "talk" has been explored by theorists and researchers in the last century. By interweaving into this review a collection of reflections on their own published work, the…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Literature Reviews, Literature, Literacy