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Stockinger, Pamela Crosslin – English Education, 2007
Preservice teachers often enter English language arts teacher preparation courses with untapped fears of writing and teaching writing due to null or bad experiences as K-12 students. In this article, I follow two preservice elementary teachers through a semester long methods course and reveal how they developed positive, clear images of themselves…
Descriptors: Writing Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education
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DeBlase, Gina – English Education, 2007
This past summer fifteen teachers from the Detroit public schools and the metro Detroit area participated in Wayne State University's first Invitational Summer Institute as part of the Wayne State Writing Project. As the director of a brand new National Writing Project site, the author was apprehensive about what she could expect from herself, the…
Descriptors: Institutes (Training Programs), Summer Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Professional Development
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Simon, Lisa – English Education, 2007
This article describes the results of an inquiry/multigenre project undertaken by students in a literacy foundations course. The project's initial pedagogical goal was to provide pre- and in-service teachers with multiple and engaging opportunities to read and write in areas of their interests. That goal expanded to encompass the critical literacy…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Literacy, Education Courses, Higher Education
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Jocson, Korina M. – English Education, 2005
June Jordan, a prolific and most-published African American essayist and poet and a professor in the African American Studies department at the University of California, Berkeley, ventured to challenge the institutionalized Ivory Tower traditions and subsequently established a university program called Poetry for the People (P4P) in 1991. Such…
Descriptors: High Schools, Teaching Methods, Poetry, Intervention
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Kaufman, Janet E. – English Education, 2004
In this article, the author features the Family Literacy Center, a service-learning project at the University of Utah's English education program. For the author and her students, Family Literacy Center has become a place to investigate the role of teacher-student or mentor-student relationships in learning and literacy development. The goals of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Service Learning, Methods Courses, Empathy
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Swenson, Janet – English Education, 2003
Analyzes the on-line teacher network, Write for Your Life (WFYL), that sought to facilitate transformative experiences for its K-12/university participants that would result in changed practices across the network, and in increased learning for the students of those practitioners. Analyzes the dialogic "web" the teachers spun across five years.…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Discourse Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education
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Pence, Lucretia E. "Penny" – English Education, 2003
Considers how those who seek a teaching license in English language arts are assessed and the role that the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) plays in these processes. Hopes that the Conference on English Education's Commission on Teacher Candidate Assessment will provide a forum for the membership to discuss, learn, and think…
Descriptors: Employment Qualifications, English Instruction, English Teacher Education, Higher Education
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Dickson, Randi – English Education, 2003
Describes the author's experiences while writing his dissertation in English education. Considers dilemmas of participatory research. Discusses three cases in his research involving dilemmas of recognition, dilemmas of remembering, and dilemmas of negotiation experienced as the author conducted extended interviews with three veteran English…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Doctoral Dissertations, English Instruction, Higher Education
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Robbins, Sarah; Cooper, Meribeth – English Education, 2003
Describes how the authors' collaboration has been exercised through the construction of shared language and activities based on understandings of social action. Outlines three stages of their shared professional relationship: collaborating on projects guided by shared values; role-switching in their collaborative enterprise; and collaborative…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Curriculum Development, English Instruction, Higher Education
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Pittard, M. Michele – English Education, 2003
Presents an annotated bibliography of the most recent middle school literature as it relates most directly to English language arts. Consists of only book-length publications published from 1990-2002. Presents annotations of 32 titles categorized into three related sections: general middle school issues; resources for teaching middle school…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, English Instruction, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement
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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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Appleman, Deborah; Thompson, Micheal J. – English Education, 2002
Considers how many teacher educators feel caught between the need to comply with state and federal laws governing the approval of their teacher education programs and the desire to resist what many feel to be another example of "testing gone wild." Presents a conversation with Alfie Kohn on high stakes tests for teachers and for students. (SG)
Descriptors: Educational Change, English Instruction, High Stakes Tests, Higher Education
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Margolis, Jason – English Education, 2002
Addresses theoretical underpinning of using genre reflections with student teachers. Shares examples of the student teachers' work to illustrate types of reflection (and action) the multi-genre writing over a year and a half facilitated. Concludes genre reflections alone are not sufficiently grounded in classroom practice, and that tangible…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English Instruction, English Teacher Education, Higher Education
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Many, Joyce E.; Howard, Frances; Hoge, Pamela – English Education, 2002
Provides information about the authors' course and how they collected and analyzed data. Shares what they learned about the range of epistemological perspectives of their students. Explores how students' beliefs may have shaped their experiences in the courses and their reflections on their work in the field. Finds many students drew on multiple…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Epistemology, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Kingen, Sharon – English Education, 2002
Considers why some English language arts teachers are reluctant to use technology while others embrace it passionately. Discusses when it is best to integrate technology and when more traditional approaches should prevail. Explores some of these issues. (SG)
Descriptors: Computer Anxiety, Computer Uses in Education, Decision Making, English Instruction
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