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Finders, Margaret J.; Bush, Jonathan – English Education, 2003
Discusses a recent national survey of English language arts educators regarding middle school English. Learns that many respondents to the survey lacked knowledge about middle schools as sites for literacy learning. Notes that few English educators felt they had the necessary resources available to them for developing courses and field experiences…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Language Arts, Literacy, Middle Schools
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Athanases, Steven Z. – English Education, 2003
Reflects on the study of literary themes in a reform to develop "thinking based curricula" for lower income urban youth. Mentions the need to broaden students' worlds and discusses implications for middle grades teacher education. Suggests the need for preservice teachers to have plenty of ongoing workshop practice in shaping and critiquing…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Low Income Groups
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Rubinstein-Avila, Eliane – English Education, 2003
Addresses several relevant questions of interest to middle grades language arts teachers and teacher educators concerning English language learners. Suggests that rather than preparing English language learners to enter the bottom of the "hourglass economy," educators should be providing all students the necessary tools to become the future…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, English (Second Language), English Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Moje, Elizabeth Birr; Sutherland, LeeAnn M. – English Education, 2003
Argues for a particular future for middle school literacy teacher education. Envisions a future that positions literacy as a tool for navigating and reconstructing boundaries across discourse communities, with the ultimate goal of teaching early adolescents how to participate in and construct a just and democratic world from the complex world into…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Futures (of Society), Literacy, Middle Schools
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Lofty, John S. – English Education, 2003
Addresses the United Kingdom government's control both of curriculum and instruction, elementary teachers' loss of their ability to control instructional time, and the effects of school inspections and national testing on teachers' morale. Argues that content standards, instruction, and assessment must be developed by teachers and government…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, British National Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Elementary Education
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Johnson, Sue F. – English Education, 2003
Considers challenges facing today's young English teachers. Discusses how the reality of the classroom can be overwhelming for a new teacher, especially if there is dissonance between a new teacher's professional ideals and that of the existing educational environment. Lists ways to encourage development of National Council of Teachers of English…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, English Instruction, Higher Education, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Sullivan, Christine I. – English Education, 2002
Discusses how in Connecticut, all teachers must be certified for the position they hold. Outlines the specific certification levels in Connecticut for English Language Arts. (SG)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Higher Education, Politics of Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Bowen, Betsy A. – English Education, 2002
Discusses the Praxis II exam, "English Language, Literature, and Composition: Content Knowledge," a two-hour multiple-choice exam with questions on American, British, and world literature, literary terms, grammar and usage, and teaching. Suggests that knowledge of subject matter seems to be related to successful teaching, but whether…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, English Instruction, Higher Education, Literature
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Ketter, Jean – English Education, 2002
Discusses how members of the Iowa Legislature, the Iowa State Department of Education, and the Iowa Association of Colleges of Teacher Education have been in heated conversation in the last year about the legislature's push to institute teacher testing as a way of improving the quality of Iowa's teaching force. (SG)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Higher Education, Politics of Education, Teacher Certification
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Zigo, Diane; Moore, Michael T. – English Education, 2002
Notes that policy makers would like to "guarantee" that candidates from teacher education programs are content and pedagogy certified. Discusses how accountability assessment plays out in teacher education programs. Focuses on the tests required in Georgia, the Praxis Series of Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers, developed…
Descriptors: Accountability, Higher Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education
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Abt-Perkins, Dawn – English Education, 2002
Considers how Illinois has always tested teachers for certification, but now state officials are holding teacher education programs at colleges and universities accountable for "passing rates" on these examinations as part of the Federal Title II initiative which is intended to identify and make public "bad quality" teacher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Standardized Tests, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education
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Roop, Laura J. – English Education, 2001
Considers new roles for English educators working toward advocacy, toward truly new knowledge, toward collaborative readings of culture and context, and away from hierarchies. Notes that educators must recognize that it will take everyone to create the educational systems that lead to truly democratic literacies. (SC)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Instructional Improvement
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Duffy, Helen – English Education, 2001
Considers complex ways in which a student teacher negotiated her status and derived her authority in the multiple sites in which she worked as student, as apprentice, and as teacher. Illustrates the importance of encouraging teachers to adopt an "anthropological stance." Shows how teacher education is complicated by the layered nature of the work…
Descriptors: Educational Anthropology, English Instruction, Higher Education, Student Teacher Supervisors
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Tremmel, Robert – English Education, 2001
Examines both the early and recent periods of the history as it has been written for both English education and first-year composition. Argues that those accounts show consistently converging trajectories of disciplinary practice in both areas. Proposes that writing teacher educators should actively consider reconfiguring their shared discipline…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Freshman Composition, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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Kaywell, Joan F. – English Education, 2001
Notes that the National Council of Teachers of English's "Guidelines for the Preparation of Teachers of English Language Arts" (1996) encourages institutions of higher education to prepare teachers who are knowledgeable about "contemporary children's and young adult literature, and other appropriate literature written specifically for the age and…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction
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