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Sewell, Ernestine P., Ed. – English in Texas, 1981
The articles in this journal issue reflect the theme of "passages." Five articles contain teachers' reflections and descriptions of the following forms of passage: (1) passing from the classroom to motherhood and back again; (2) passing from academe to the world of work--the retraining of literature professors; (3) ways in which students gain…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Classroom Techniques, English Instruction, Experiential Learning
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Hoffman, J. Loraine – English in Texas, 1995
Reports on a study of remedial students. Finds that initial negative attitudes derive from the juxtaposition of emotional and cognitive responses involving derailment of self as a language user; and successful students recognized the need for developmental studies instruction, made improvements in reading and English, and developed coping skills…
Descriptors: Educational Research, English Instruction, Higher Education, Remedial Programs
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Peters, William H. – English in Texas, 1994
Shares what is being done in one English methods course to address the call for English education teacher preparation programs to help prospective teachers construct pedagogical understandings of subject matter. Includes three drafts and a final version of students' basic premises for teaching English language arts. (RS)
Descriptors: English Instruction, English Teacher Education, Higher Education, Methods Courses
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Howell, Pamela R. – English in Texas, 1995
Describes how a teacher became converted to thinking about her developmental composition classes as genuine writing classes, classes about learning to express ideas on paper, not classes about error or exercise. Notes that the teacher thinks of her students as composition students first and developmental students second. (SR)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Higher Education, Remedial Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Shull, Ellen – English in Texas, 1994
Describes how one English teacher developed an approach to teaching writing that was based on asking students to write memoirs or personal narratives. Presents an amalgam of letters written to a newspaper and to three co-authors of an article published in "The Chronicle of Higher Education" regarding the use of personal writing in freshman…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Freshman Composition
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Herzog, Brad – English in Texas, 1994
Considers the profit of caring for writing students and helping them believe in the value of the materials they produce. Provides experiential evidence of the influence of one teacher's attempt to care ethically for his students. (HB)
Descriptors: Course Content, Educational Philosophy, English Curriculum, English Instruction
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Benoit-Detrixhe, Liz – English in Texas, 1994
Examines the ways English teachers might try to make progress with uninterested and/or problem students. Narrates one teacher's experience with a particular male student, and how she partly got through to him. (HB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Higher Education
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Hinnefeld, Joyce – English in Texas, 1994
Describes the relationship between editors and writers. Shows how this relationship is manifested in the way writing is revised and subsequently published. (HB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Collaborative Writing, Editors, English Curriculum
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Linnehan, Paul J. – English in Texas, 1994
Describes the relationship between reading and writing, particularly in the way that extensive reading can help writers improve their writing. Discusses four strategies a writing teacher used to revise a basic writing course. Shows how the strategies derive from current research. Describes briefly how the strategies are employed in designing and…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Course Descriptions, English Curriculum, English Instruction