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Wissman, Kelly; Costello, Sean; Hamilton, Diane – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2012
This article explores the experiences and literacy practices of an adolescent boy enrolled in an academic support class, in which students received an open-ended invitation to respond to S.E. Hinton's novel "The Outsiders" with the software programme Comic Life. In constructing this "telling case", we highlight how traditional…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Males, Literacy Education, Novels
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Cruice, Mari – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2012
This article is a piece of "fiction written under oath." It reports two key findings of a doctoral research project, which investigated English teachers' reactions to the abolition of Year 9 SATs in England and in Wales. The research showed that in both countries, English teachers' pedagogical repertoires have widened as a result of the…
Descriptors: Research Projects, English Teachers, Teacher Response, Educational Practices
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Spector, Karen – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2010
This article is based upon a larger study that considered three high school literature units in the US. Through a close analysis of one classroom discussion between a teacher and a provocative 8th grade student named Fish, I argue that it is not only ethically responsible to position the Fishes of this world as laudable, but that doing so is…
Descriptors: Ethics, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices, Grade 8