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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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Dutro, Elizabeth – English Education, 2011
In this article, the author emphasizes the importance of acknowledging the "hard stuff" of life in literacy classrooms. She considers how difficult experiences--exposed wounds and the "exposing" of wounds--function in literacy classrooms. She is particularly interested in how such experiences, as they enter the public spaces of schools and…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Trauma, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Psychological Patterns
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Davila, Denise – English Education, 2011
This study investigates the outcomes of two novice preservice teachers' (PSTs') attempts at taking up the roles of critical guides (Damico & Apol, 2008) to mediate discussions about racism in response to President Barack Obama's (2008) campaign speech "A More Perfect Union." With the objective of teaching for social justice, these…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Novices, Presidents, Public Speaking
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Shadiow, Linda – English Education, 2010
This article narrates a critical classroom incident between the author, as an English teacher, and her student, Rob, and discusses how this incident reflected the flaws in her teaching practices and what she did to correct it. The author shares that one of the consequences of this incident was that she began to understand that her aspiration to be…
Descriptors: English Teachers, College Faculty, Undergraduate Students, English Instruction
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Beck, Sarah W. – English Education, 2009
Finding a way to integrate authentic learning experiences and explicit instruction is essential if teachers are to adapt to the current policy environment while at the same time acknowledging the rights of students to determine their own goals for literacy learning. Toward this end, the author presents a case study of one student's development as…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, High Stakes Tests, Essays, Literacy
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Vasudevan, Lalitha – English Education, 2009
In this article, the author explores the ways in which new teaching and learning geographies were crafted by adolescents and adults through the engagement and performance of multimodal literacy practices. They did so by communicating and representing knowledge through the manipulation of multiple expressive modalities, including pens for writing…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Young Adults, Males, Literacy
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Dong, Yu Ren – English Education, 2008
Student teachers often find themselves in a dilemma when leading classroom discussions about texts. These conflicts may not necessarily be a reflection of student behavior or classroom management. Instead, they may be a sign of active engagement and students taking the challenge beyond their current knowledge level. Two kinds of conflicts were…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Student Teachers, Student Behavior, Discussion
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Dworin, Joel E.; Bomer, Randy – English Education, 2008
This article discusses a professional development text by Ruby Payne that claims to inform teachers about the lives and minds of children from poor households. We use Critical Discourse Analysis (Fairclough, 1995; Gee, 2005; Rogers, Malancharuvil-Berkes, & Mosley, 2005) to examine how the author enlists readers' participation in deficit…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Discourse Analysis, Teacher Student Relationship, Labeling (of Persons)
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Gordon, Erick; McKibbin, Kerry; Vasudevan, Lalitha; Vinz, Ruth – English Education, 2007
In this tale of a single event told from the perspectives of multiple narrators, Erick Gordon, Kerry McKibbin, Lalitha Vasudevan, and Ruth Vinz write about their work together on a Student Press Initiative (SPI) writing project at Horizon Academy, the Department of Correction/Department of Education high school at Rikers Island Jail in New York…
Descriptors: High School Students, Writing (Composition), Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons
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DeBlase, Gina – English Education, 2005
By examining a class discussion between an eighth grade student and her teacher around the reading of a literary text, my intent in this paper is to further the discussion around one of the central issues in English education today--the inquiry around whether it is more productive to teach literature by first connecting students' cultural…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Grade 8, Reading, English Instruction
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Wall, Susan V. – English Education, 2004
Most arguments in support of teacher research have been epistemological and political. They have focused on its potential benefits for improving instruction and for reforming the culture of schooling. Advocates of the teacher-research movement have claimed that it can empower the teacher as a maker of knowledge, encourage collaborative inquiry…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Educational Change, Teacher Researchers, Academic Discourse
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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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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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Larson, Mark – English Education, 2001
Presents ideas to better connect with students. Considers how teachers might think about questioning themselves and their experiences daily to find the answer to becoming the teacher every educator wants to be. Concludes that children are great learners because they modify and change what they already know to gain new knowledge. (SC)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Higher Education, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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