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Rodriguez, R. Joseph – English Journal, 2011
Using his own experiences as a reader, the author advocates for increased attention to diverse literatures. Since joining National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) in 1997, the author has worked with members who include preservice, beginning, and experienced educators and scholars; they have formed committees and founded groups for…
Descriptors: Social Change, Social Networks, English Instruction, Literary Genres
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Bomer, Randy – English Journal, 2011
No moment of teaching is an island, entire of itself. Every move the author makes, every decision to speak or keep silent, every utterance emerges out of a larger ongoing professional conversation, as unfinished now as it was a hundred years ago when that first "English Journal" ("EJ") appeared. His specific moves as a teacher are turns at talk in…
Descriptors: Literacy, Teaching Methods, Professional Identity, Teaching Experience
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Logan, Shirley Wilson – English Journal, 2011
NCTE's core values, posted on the website (http://www.ncte.org), are writing, literature, diversity, integrated language arts, knowledgeable and caring teachers, advocacy, and public education ("NCTE Core Values"). In this article, the author focuses only on writing, diversity, and advocacy, considering just a few ways in which the organization…
Descriptors: Values, Advocacy, Writing Instruction, Ethnic Diversity
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Gerlach, Jeanne Marcum – English Journal, 2011
"Missing Chapters: Ten Pioneering Women in NCTE and English Education" is the first historical text to explore the impact women have had on English education. It is true that women have been a vital part of National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) since the Council's founding in 1911 when 13 of the 34 founding members were women. As part of…
Descriptors: Females, Educational History, English Instruction, Womens Education
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Henkin, Roxanne – English Journal, 2011
Reading through her files, the author takes a journey back in time to 1991 when a few lesbians and gay men met in a conference room at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention in Seattle to discuss issues relating to their lives and their teaching. It was at this meeting that NCTE first discussed forming a new group…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Homosexuality, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Group Dynamics
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Kinloch, Valerie – English Journal, 2011
A member of the first cohort of Cultivating New Voices among Scholars of Color (CNV) and now its director, the author details the importance of fostering the work of scholars of color. As recognized by CNV, the presence and scholarship of scholars of color are essential, especially in public debates on education, advocacy, and social (in)justice.…
Descriptors: Mentors, Educational Research, Scholarship, English Teachers
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Hinton, KaaVonia – English Journal, 2011
When new scholars join an organization as large as the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), the size of its Conventions can be daunting. This author was fortunate because NCTE members embraced her and helped her find her way in the field after a first presentation in 2001. After the presentation, she was invited to meet with a few of…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Mentors, English Teachers, Teacher Associations
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Ching, Stuart – English Journal, 2011
How does the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) help teachers and students foster cultural memory? In this article, the author underscores three areas of NCTE that have facilitated the integration of his experiences and cultural background into his teaching mission. First, NCTE has published groundbreaking research in this area: most…
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Heritage Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Bizzaro, Resa Crane – English Journal, 2011
In 1999, the author was awarded a Scholars for the Dream Travel Award to help defray the costs of her attendance and presentation at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Although she had been to the conference before, she had never presented a paper, and she was thrilled to be part of a group of scholars whose work was…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), American Indians, American Indian Education, American Indian Studies
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Kist, William – English Journal, 2011
The debate over the place of new literacies extends throughout the history of English teaching and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). English teachers have had some help dealing with the onslaught of new media. From the start, NCTE has provided support for English teachers interested in branching out beyond a print-dominated…
Descriptors: English Teachers, English Instruction, Teacher Associations, Multiple Literacies
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DiPardo, Anne – English Journal, 2011
When works of teacher scholars were recognized with major National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) research awards, and the sections and conferences instituted research initiatives of their own, many were filled with the soaring hope that a new synergy was in the making. The "Research in the Teaching of English" (RTE) Alan C. Purves Award,…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Best Practices, Recognition (Achievement)
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Thomas, P. L. – English Journal, 2011
In this high-accountability era--one in which there is an expanding movement to condemn teachers for the failures of their schools--teachers teach students who believe writing is primarily an act of complying to a prompt, likely for a state accountability assessment or the troubling 25-minute essay that constitutes less than half of the writing…
Descriptors: Accountability, Writing Instruction, Best Practices, Educational Practices
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Middleton, Joyce Irene – English Journal, 2011
A recent book that appeared a few years ago, "How Early America Sounded" by historian Richard Cullen Rath, connects well with much of the new, exciting, interdisciplinary and rhetorical research that the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) have supported, promoted, and…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Listening, Social Change, Rhetorical Theory
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Villanueva, Victor – English Journal, 2011
Hispanics in an overwhelmingly white organization will gather together, women of whatever "race" in male-dominated situations, poor people among the middle class. They find those with whom they believe they have a cultural or economic kinship and act accordingly. The author shares how he found a personal community in his professional organization.
Descriptors: Social Environment, Hispanic American Culture, Hispanic Americans, Group Dynamics
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Smagorinsky, Peter – English Journal, 2011
As the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) marks its first century of existence, the Council and its members are rightfully looking back across the years in appreciation of what its members, and its collective members over time, have accomplished. In this article, the author shares his reflections on the role of NCTE in his life. The…
Descriptors: Leadership Qualities, Teacher Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Reflection
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