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Howie, Mark – English in Australia, 2021
My thoughts on the question of 'Textuality as the Centre of English' were presented at a Roundtable session at the 2020 International Federation for the Teaching of English (IFTE) Conference. Through critical discourse analysis of media and curriculum texts, I highlight how the 'being' of the English subjects is always and already textual in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Poetry
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Rust, Julie; Brown, Carolyn; Ballard, Sarah; Sánchez, Lenny – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2022
Too often, our reading lists center one-size-fits-all authors and experiences that don't make space for the wide array of cultures and histories that enliven our classrooms. Too often, our schools operate as if on an island, largely unaware of what is happening next door. Community engaged literacies, meaning-making opportunities connecting local…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, School Community Relationship, Place Based Education, Educational Cooperation
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Macro, Katherine J. – English Journal, 2021
Teacher-researcher, Katherine Macro spent six weeks observing an eleventh-grade Advanced Placement and Composition class at Sunnybrooke Central High School to examine the teacher's use of creative drama to teach Shakespeare. In this article, Macro describes ways the instructor used theater-based instructional strategies, especially a staged…
Descriptors: Drama, Grade 11, High School Students, English Instruction
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Green, Andrew – English in Education, 2022
This paper considers Daljit Nagra's engagement with concepts of canon and tradition in "British Museum" (2017). Throughout the collection, Nagra provides readers with a multifaceted insight into the ways in which a plurality of 'cultures' and 'traditions' -- literary, historical, political, religious -- inform contemporary notions of…
Descriptors: English Instruction, English Literature, Museums, Authors
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Miles, Brett; Sorgen, Carl H.; Zinskie, Cordelia D. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2021
For some students enrolled in online courses, receiving tutoring may be a key component to their success. This study sought to determine if the use of an outsourced online tutoring service (OOTS) was associated with course success in online English Composition courses. The authors employed chi-square tests to analyze the relationship between…
Descriptors: Outsourcing, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Tutoring
Sealey-Ruiz, Yolanda – National Council of Teachers of English, 2021
Racial literacy is a skill and practice by which individuals can probe the existence of racism and examine the effects of race and institutionalized systems on their experiences and representation in US society. Students who have this skill can discuss the implications of race and American racism in constructive ways. Racially literate teachers…
Descriptors: Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias, Literacy, Curriculum Development
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Chisholm, James S.; Alford, Jennifer; Halliday, Leah M.; Cox, Fannie M. – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to examine ways in which English language arts (ELA) teachers have exercised agency in response to policy changes that have been shaped by neoliberal education agendas that seek to further advance standardization and the primacy of measurability of teaching and learning. Design/methodology/approach: The authors posed the…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Language Arts, English Instruction, Literature Reviews
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Huang, Yu-Ching – Schools: Studies in Education, 2020
This article shares three main lessons the author learned from her correspondence with Vivian Gussin Paley. Early on, the author wrote Mrs. Paley about how she discovered the meaning of story acting for visually impaired children. The act of sharing her thoughts with Mrs. Paley showed her the power of writing to promote thinking. Equally important…
Descriptors: Letters (Correspondence), Story Telling, Thinking Skills, Drama
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Doecke, Brenton – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2020
This is a review essay of Joseph North's "Literary Criticism: A Concise Political History." I interrogate many of North's claims, most notably his argument about the way a shift from literary criticism to literary scholarship has blunted the capacity of people working in literary studies to engage in a socially critical praxis. I use his…
Descriptors: Literary Criticism, Critical Reading, Scholarship, English Instruction
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Brewer, Amanda; Yoon, Bogum – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2021
This article presents an English language arts teacher's critical reflection on how she worked with her middle and high school students to develop perspectives about the world in her classes. The article is grounded in the idea that teachers are researchers who constantly implement new ideas and reflect on their own teaching for their own…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, World Views, English Instruction
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Doecke, Brenton – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2021
This autobiographical essay explores the significance that Marxist literary theory has had for me as an English educator. Marxist literary theorists have produced increasingly refined understandings of the formal complexities of literary works, but the reach of such criticism has been limited because they have failed to conceive it as part of a…
Descriptors: Marxian Analysis, Literary Criticism, Epistemology, Literature Appreciation
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Garcia, Antero; Guggenheim, Aaron; Stamatis, Kristina; Dalton, Bridget – Reading Research Quarterly, 2021
In this qualitative study, the authors examined how care was enacted, understood, and valued by teachers and students in nine ninth-grade English language arts classrooms. Following two yearlong cohorts of teachers, the authors explored sociopolitical interpretations of care, specifically focusing on how care was an everyday, political phenomenon…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Grade 9, English Instruction, Language Arts
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Smutny, Nicole Danice; Saal, Leah Katherine – Reading Teacher, 2021
In this article, the authors describe the impact of a reader response game in an English language arts classroom. They explore the theoretical intersection of game-based learning and "good games" and transactional theory as a framework for this practice. After incorporating a "good game" of reader response in classes, the…
Descriptors: Reader Response, Reader Text Relationship, Game Based Learning, Educational Games
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Oliver, Michaela – Curriculum Journal, 2021
The importance of teaching reasoning in schools is widely recognised. Yet this has presented teachers with difficulties, particularly in primary education. Difficulties partially stem from a lack of cohesive theory about reasoning for education and a lack of specificity about it in the English National Curriculum. One route to improved teaching of…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Style, Foreign Countries
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Visco, William – English in Texas, 2021
Today's students are surrounded and inundated with pop culture at almost all times every day. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exasperated this influx of pop culture saturation as students stayed home, learned online, and for better or worse turned to television, the internet, and other popular applications to deal with isolation and have some form…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Teaching Methods, COVID-19, Pandemics
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