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ERIC Number: ED460107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Pages: 16
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Recreating the Classroom. Presidential Address.
Christenbury, Leila
This paper discusses how teachers can remain in the teaching profession when they are told to implement directives over which they have little control and into which they have had little or no input, typically being the last to be consulted regarding educational change and reform. It suggests that teachers must recreate education and reclaim the classroom in the face of anyone who will try to shape the classroom and teacher discourse with students. The paper explains that the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is more important now than ever because it unites teachers' voices and supports them in their efforts. It describes the NCTE and its history, focusing on what the NCTE stands for (writing, literature, integrated language arts, diversity, knowledgeable and caring teachers, advocacy, and public education). Finally, it examines the future and NCTE, explaining NCTE's role in helping to recreate the classroom. NCTE is a place where teachers can share what they know about teaching and learning, a professional home, and a place that believes that teaching is a marriage of the soul and the mind. (SM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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