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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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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 Elrod – English Education, 2009
The notion that "teachers of writing must also write" has been pervasive since the 1970s. But "what" should they write? In the National Writing Project (NWP), a professional network focused on the improvement of writing instruction and featuring summer institutes in which teachers engage in writing of their own as well as demonstrations of…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Creative Writing, Writing Teachers, Writing Instruction
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DeBlase, Gina – English Education, 2007
This past summer fifteen teachers from the Detroit public schools and the metro Detroit area participated in Wayne State University's first Invitational Summer Institute as part of the Wayne State Writing Project. As the director of a brand new National Writing Project site, the author was apprehensive about what she could expect from herself, the…
Descriptors: Institutes (Training Programs), Summer Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Professional Development
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Simon, Lisa – English Education, 2007
This article describes the results of an inquiry/multigenre project undertaken by students in a literacy foundations course. The project's initial pedagogical goal was to provide pre- and in-service teachers with multiple and engaging opportunities to read and write in areas of their interests. That goal expanded to encompass the critical literacy…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Literacy, Education Courses, Higher Education
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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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Miller, Suzanne M.; Fox, Dana L. – English Education, 2006
The coeditors of the special Summit issue of English Education provide the context for the "crucial moment" that prompted the Conference on English Education (CEE) to take up the task of rethinking issues related to the preparation and continuing professional development of English language arts teachers and teacher educators. The process of…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, English Instruction, Methods Courses, English Teacher Education
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O'Donnell-Allen, Cindy – English Education, 2004
Teachers are likely to create authentic learning environments for their students only if such contexts exist for them. However, it is more important than ever to look closely at professional development spaces that have been sustained over time in order to bolster teachers' agency, giving them the courage to teach against the grain. In this…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Researchers, Professional Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Johnson, Margaret J.; Button, Kathryn – English Education, 2000
Explores three questions concerning the effect of a language arts graduate course on 11 inservice teachers: (1) how teaching practices changed as a result of the course; (2) how teachers' ideas of teaching changed; and (3) what factors facilitated professional growth. (NH)
Descriptors: Action Research, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Botts, Roderic – English Education, 1971
A paper presented at annual Conference on English Education, National Council of Teachers of English (8th, Des Moines, Iowa, April 1970). (Editor)
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Creative Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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DiStefano, Philip; Killion, Joellen – English Education, 1984
Concludes that students whose teachers participated in process-model inservice training performed significantly better on a number of writing evaluation criteria than did those of teachers who had relied on a skills-approach technique.
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Inservice Teacher Education
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Thompson, Edgar H.; Williams, Leon F. – English Education, 1985
Argues that teachers who are no longer learners must, by whatever means, be led to a point where they recognize that what they are doing in the classroom is not in the best interest of their students or themselves. (HOD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Educational Change
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Cook, Gillian E. – English Education, 1985
Suggests that effective staff development involves a process that asks basic questions about the learner; about aims, goals, and objectives; about content; and about learning activities. (HOD)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, English Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Goldberg, Mark F. – English Education, 1985
Offers guidelines, based on exemplary writing programs, that are applicable to any inservice instruction if they are applied judiciously and flexibly. (HOD)
Descriptors: English Teacher Education, Guidelines, Inservice Teacher Education, Secondary Education
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