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Petrone, Robert; Lewis, Mark A. – English Education, 2012
This article explores how secondary English preservice teachers reason about their future students and the consequences these systems of reasoning have for their thinking about pedagogy and their roles as teachers. By examining these systems of reasoning, this article helps to denaturalize normalized discourses about adolescence--discourses that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Role, Adolescents, Secondary School Students
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Hallman, Heidi L.; Burdick, Melanie N. – English Education, 2011
In this article, service learning is explored as a pedagogical third space from which preservice teachers learn to teach the New English education. We argue that such a space has the potential to foster preservice English teachers' understanding of their role and identity as future teachers and how this identity is always relative to the students…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Service Learning, English Teachers, English Teacher Education
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White, Brian – English Education, 2011
Educational researchers are accustomed to institutional review board (IRB) requirements (e.g., protecting participants) with students often identified as the only "vulnerable population" for IRB purposes. However, as practitioner research has gained more prominence, the vulnerability of teacher-researchers themselves has begun to…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Research, Teacher Researchers, Teacher Motivation
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Bender-Slack, Delane – English Education, 2010
Delane Bender-Slack takes on the important subject of teaching for social justice. Her article's strength is in its uncompromising look at complex, often misinterpreted teaching challenges. This article focuses on actual teachers working for social justice in their classrooms. Working from a strong theoretical framework, she pushes us in new…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Change, Language Arts, English Teachers
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Basmadjian, Kevin G. – English Education, 2008
This article considers the benefits and challenges of using English teacher candidates' videotaped discussions of literature as tools to facilitate authentic and engaging discussions of literature. More specifically, this article examines the use of teacher candidates' videotaped discussions in a secondary English methods course to expand…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Curriculum, English Teachers
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Agee, Jane – English Education, 2006
This qualitative study focuses on ten graduate students in an English education master's program, who were enrolled in a course that I taught on teaching literature in the secondary school. I had restructured the course to make students the center of a series of conversations. For the study, I drew upon memory theory to examine their imagined…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Role, Learning Processes, English Instruction
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Meyer, Tom; Sawyer, Mary – English Education, 2006
We argue that the student teaching seminar, a co-requisite to student teaching, may best be construed as a "first" introduction to a teacher learning community and to inquiry-oriented professional development. Using a qualitative case study design and discourse analysis, we examine 60 "Teaching Inquiries" (TIs) occurring in student teaching…
Descriptors: Seminars, Discourse Analysis, Student Teaching, English Teachers
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Roskelly, Hephzibah – English Education, 2005
What English educators call "praxis," the intersections between theory and practice, remains the most viable theory for literacy teachers at all levels, and Paulo Freire, the educator who explained "praxis" to them, remains their most important source of philosophical inspiration. Freire's definition of "praxis," that it requires action and…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, English Instruction, Teacher Role, Reflective Teaching
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Johnson, Tara Star – English Education, 2004
In this article, the author, as a teacher educator, wants to provide a space for her students to talk about the role they and their students' bodies play in the classroom--a safe place for them to share, reflect on, and begin to theorize the sexual dimension of their teaching. Her space-creating intentions have been predicated on the assumption…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education, Secondary School Students, Sexuality
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Katz, Susan Roberta – English Education, 2004
In this article, the author explores the possible future for bilingual teachers and teacher educators in the United States in light of the recently enacted No Child Left Behind legislation. She first examines the impact of the law on bilingual education generally and compare it to language policy in the European Union. Then she discusses its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Federal Legislation, Teacher Educators, Monolingualism
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Smagorinsky, Peter; Lakly, Andrea; Johnson, Tara Star – English Education, 2002
Explores how a new teacher's identity was affected when she attempted to enact a student-centered, i.e., liberal, pedagogy in a school district that was in the process of introducing a heavily scripted language arts curriculum tied to district standardized tests. Concludes that the frustration that the teacher felt was that the curriculum took…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement
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McCallister, Cynthia – English Education, 2002
Describes the process and product of a revision of the author's literacy methods course, a revision that grew from a student's comment questioning the student's "right" to evaluate another student's work. Theorizes the role of authority in the course and explains how contours of power and freedom create spaces in which prospective…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Literacy, Methods Courses
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Dyson, Anne Haas – English Education, 2002
Revisits the author's efforts to deliberately craft words that surfaced in conversations with others. Reflects on the writing of "What Difference Does Difference Make," which won the author the Emig Award. Emphasizes two qualities of pedagogical storytelling that are critically important when that talk is about "difference."…
Descriptors: Differences, Discourse Analysis, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education
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Zigo, Diane; Moore, Michael T. – English Education, 2002
Notes that policy makers would like to "guarantee" that candidates from teacher education programs are content and pedagogy certified. Discusses how accountability assessment plays out in teacher education programs. Focuses on the tests required in Georgia, the Praxis Series of Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers, developed…
Descriptors: Accountability, Higher Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education
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Roop, Laura J. – English Education, 2001
Considers new roles for English educators working toward advocacy, toward truly new knowledge, toward collaborative readings of culture and context, and away from hierarchies. Notes that educators must recognize that it will take everyone to create the educational systems that lead to truly democratic literacies. (SC)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Instructional Improvement
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