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de Oliveira, Luciana C.; Shoffner, Melanie – English Education, 2009
This article explores one element of collaborative practice: the integration of English language learner-focused instruction and discussion in a secondary English methods course. Drawing on the authors' expertise, they examine revisions made to a secondary English methods course to better address the academic and individual needs of diverse…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Methods Courses, English Teachers
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Rodrigues, Raymond J. – English Education, 1981
Offers a series of questions related to language usage, writing, spelling and punctuation, grammar, and language variety that provide a structure for introducing problem solving into the English teacher education curriculum. Considers problem solving as a means of giving students a sense of potential conflicts they might have to resolve. (RL)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, English Teacher Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Quisenberry, James D. – English Education, 1981
Reports on a survey of 52 teacher education programs to determine how English and language arts teachers are being prepared. Notes what teacher educators rank as the top requirements in knowledge, abilities, and attitudes of teachers, as well as the status of the general English teacher education program. (RL)
Descriptors: English Teacher Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Content
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Vinz, Ruth – English Education, 1995
Describes the results of a study of how four new teachers framed and interpreted their daily concerns during their first year teaching. Examines several collective themes that emerge from discussions and interviews. Presents an episode from each teacher's classroom. Explains how the results of the research are being used to refine a teacher…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Classroom Research, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ross, Frank – English Education, 1974
High school English Department chairmen should be put in charge of English teacher preservice training. (JH)
Descriptors: English Curriculum, Medical Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Centers
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Shrofel, Salina – English Education, 1991
Discusses experiences with preservice teachers and models for writing instruction. Describes a tutorial component which shows that preservice teachers can change their teaching practices but at a rate and in a sequence determined by their beliefs about, attitudes toward, and experiences as writers and writing teachers. (MG)
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Centered Curriculum, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teaching Methods
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Willis, Arlette Ingram – English Education, 2000
Describes one teacher education program designed to broaden students' thinking about the influences of culture in society, and teaching and learning about literacy. Offers an "unromanticized glimpse" into the lives of teacher education students as they struggle to come to terms with their transformation as literacy educators preparing to…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Diversity (Student), English Teacher Education, Higher Education
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Ellis, W. Geiger – English Education, 1981
Offers an updated report on the preservice English teacher education program at the University of Georgia, with a focus on the two-quarter field sequence that occurs at the end of the program. (RL)
Descriptors: English Teacher Education, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Peters, William H. – English Education, 1978
Discusses the theory underlying performance-based teacher education (PBTE) and describes a PBTE program in English at the University of Kentucky. (DD)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, English Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education