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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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Pace, Barbara G. – English Education, 2002
Considers how practicing and prospective teachers might address the needs and capabilities of both female and male students. Notes that current projects of the Commission on Gender Issues in English Teacher Education of the National Council of Teachers of English will explore how teachers negotiate the demands of discussing literature in a diverse…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), English Instruction, English Teacher Education, Feminism
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Weinstein, Susan – English Education, 2002
Explores the role that tagging (a simple form of graffiti) plays around the school and community. Argues that even the writing of a name on a wall opens out into a rich discourse community, in which taggers carry on complex conversations, negotiate and challenge shared discursive norms, and develop identities that are intimately connected to a…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Discourse Analysis, English Instruction, Literacy
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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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Swenson, Janet – English Education, 2002
Considers the past, present, and future of the Conference on English Education (CEE) spring conference. Distinguishes between the missions of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and CEE and notes the spring conference has been suspended due to the organization's budget deficit. (SG)
Descriptors: Conferences, English Instruction, Futures (of Society), Higher Education
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Franzak, Judith K. – English Education, 2002
Describes how the Critical Friends Group (CFG) concept brings together teachers at all levels of experience to promote and support one another's professional growth. Conducts a case study of a student teacher participating in a CFG. Suggests that formal collaborative practice can enhance the preservice teacher's conception of the profession, as…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English Instruction, Higher Education, Professional Development
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McCallister, Cynthia – English Education, 2002
Describes the process and product of a revision of the author's literacy methods course, a revision that grew from a student's comment questioning the student's "right" to evaluate another student's work. Theorizes the role of authority in the course and explains how contours of power and freedom create spaces in which prospective…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Literacy, Methods Courses
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Dyson, Anne Haas – English Education, 2002
Revisits the author's efforts to deliberately craft words that surfaced in conversations with others. Reflects on the writing of "What Difference Does Difference Make," which won the author the Emig Award. Emphasizes two qualities of pedagogical storytelling that are critically important when that talk is about "difference."…
Descriptors: Differences, Discourse Analysis, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education
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Callahan, Meg – English Education, 2002
Explores--through a close analysis of one innovative class project--the questions of text, power, and technology implied in a shift to a broader definition of text in the English classroom. Poses the intersection of technology and media literacy as a crucial site for new understandings of the texts at stake in twenty-first century literacies and…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Literacy
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Alvin, Lynne – English Education, 2002
Presents a personal story of one educator becoming involved in Conference on English Education (CEE) Commissions. Gives an update of ongoing work of CEE Commissions. Encourages all CEE members to rededicate themselves to CEE work. (SG)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, English Instruction, Higher Education, Personal Narratives
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Dudley-Marling, Curt – English Education, 2002
Discusses how in 1999, the authors interviewed faculty, administrators, and students involved in teacher education to learn how the Massachusetts teacher test was affecting the business of teacher education. Argues that the most significant effect of the teacher test has been on admissions, as teacher education programs have begun linking…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Higher Education, Interviews, Politics of Education
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Albers, Peggy – English Education, 2002
Investigates the Praxis II, the standardized teacher examination required for teacher certification in Georgia. Considers why African American teacher candidates were less successful than their white colleagues in passing this exit exam for teacher licensure. Concludes that assessment must account for the cultural realities that teacher candidates…
Descriptors: Black Teachers, Cultural Differences, English Instruction, Higher Education
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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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