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Bender-Slack, Delane – English Education, 2010
Delane Bender-Slack takes on the important subject of teaching for social justice. Her article's strength is in its uncompromising look at complex, often misinterpreted teaching challenges. This article focuses on actual teachers working for social justice in their classrooms. Working from a strong theoretical framework, she pushes us in new…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Change, Language Arts, English Teachers
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Dudley-Marling, Curt; Abt-Perkins, Dawn; Sato, Kyoko; Selfe, Richard (Dickie) – English Education, 2006
This article reports the findings of a study examining the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) members' perceptions of what is required to become and to remain a highly-qualified teacher of the English language arts. An online survey was conducted to ten NCTE members: five teachers, and five university-based teacher educators. Findings…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Effectiveness, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Language Arts
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Stone, Jennifer C. – English Education, 2003
Through a detailed case study of one preservice teacher's development, the author examines the tension between basic skills and whole language discourses in literacy education. The author frames "the basic skills/whole language binary" as a "social imaginary,"--"an image that exists within the popular imagination or unconscious" and a force that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Literacy Education, Educational Environment, Educational Philosophy