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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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Haddix, Marcelle; Price-Dennis, Detra – English Education, 2013
Discussions of urban fiction and multicultural literature hold great potential for transforming the practice of beginning English teachers in diverse school settings. In this article, the authors, both teacher educators of color, present two case studies of preparing middle- and secondary-level English educators from a diversities perspective.…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Urban Areas, Fiction, Beginning Teachers
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Ellis, Lindsay – English Education, 2013
This article extends the conversation on English education as preparation for democratic participation. The author journeys through a cycle of action research, analyzing one classroom case study to improve her practice of curricular negotiation in a methods of teaching writing course.
Descriptors: English Instruction, Citizen Participation, Writing Instruction, Methods Courses
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Juzwik, Mary M. – English Education, 2013
A set of especially complicated ethical relationships becomes visible in literary study when the unspeakable atrocity of state-sponsored genocide is part of the story, as it is in many wartime texts taught in secondary English classrooms. What then is the nature of an English teacher's obligation to the detailed particularity of the past and…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Death, European History, Jews
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Simon, Rob – English Education, 2013
This article examines student teachers' investigations of issues related to writing pedagogy, response, and evaluation in an English methods course, including their use of descriptive review of student writing (Carini, 2001) to analyze adolescents' work collaboratively. Beginning with an examination of prevailing understandings of writing…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Writing Instruction, Methods Courses, Teaching Methods
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Smagorinsky, Peter; Rhym, Darren; Moore, Cynthia P. – English Education, 2013
This case study follows a teacher candidate through her semester of student teaching English in a suburban high school in the U.S. Southeast. The study is part of a line of inquiry that investigates the factors that contribute to teachers' development of "concepts" to guide their instruction. In particular, this research focuses on the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Beginning Teachers, English Teachers, Student Teaching
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Skerrett, Allison – English Education, 2013
This article describes an adolescent's development of multiliterate and multilingual writing practices and identities. It further explores how a literacy teacher enacted a writing pedagogy of multiliteracies that assisted the youth in building writing practices and identities. Data include interviews of the young woman and her teacher, classroom…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Multiple Literacies, Adolescents, Self Concept
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Rainey, Emily; Moje, Elizabeth Birr – English Education, 2012
We offer this article to support ELA and other subject-area teachers as they think about why disciplinary literacy teaching is important and how to enact it in robust ways. We argue that it is critical for the improvement of students' academic literacy development and overall learning that all teachers and literacy researchers attend to the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Language Arts, Reading Skills, Content Area Reading
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Johnson, Janet D. – English Education, 2012
This critical ethnographic study explores how two teacher candidates in English education used specific and varied literacy practices to enact their social justice priorities at a troubled high school in a high-need district. Data include interviews before and after the student teaching experience; observations of teaching, blogs, journals, and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Web Sites, Ethnography
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Certo, Janine L.; Apol, Laura; Wibbens, Erin; Hawkins, Lisa K. – English Education, 2012
In this article, we argue that preservice teachers have limited experience reading and writing poetry, and that if they are to teach poetry in meaningful ways to their future students, they need to have compelling experiences with poetry in teacher education--ones that take into account their former experiences and incoming dispositions and that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Qualitative Research, Poets
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Whitney, Anne Elrod – English Education, 2011
School is sometimes framed as a place for preparing, a place for becoming college and career ready. At times this approach positions school as an important space "within" the world of college and careers, envisioned perhaps as Dewey imagined it, as a safe place to try things, a space where real work of participation in society could be done but in…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Relevance (Education), School Role, Children
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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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Zenkov, Kristien; Harmon, James; Bell, Athene; Ewaida, Marriam; Lynch, Megan R. – English Education, 2011
In this article a team of English teachers and teacher educators reflect on both their involvement with the photovoice project Through Students' Eyes (TSE) and on the photographic and written data of their students' perspectives on school. After working with hundreds of youth involved with TSE for most of the past decade, they consider why they…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Teacher Educators, Photography, Teaching Methods
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Smagorinsky, Peter; Wilson, Amy Alexandra; Moore, Cynthia – English Education, 2011
This longitudinal case study follows one high school English teacher's path of concept development over a two-year period encompassing her student teaching and first year of full-time teaching, both at the same rural school in the southeastern United States. The authors use a sociocultural theoretical framework emerging from the work of Vygotsky…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, High Schools, Rural Schools, Grammar
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Dickson, Randi; Costigan, Arthur – English Education, 2011
This article explores how exposure to aesthetic education approaches can help novice teachers reconsider their literature instruction in an age of mandated curricula and increased pressures to "teach to the test." The guiding questions were as follows: What similarities exist between transacting with a text on the page and aesthetically…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Methods, Literature
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