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Kempe, Elspeth; Reed, Yvonne – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2014
In the extensive literature on teacher professional development, very little attention has been paid to the role of post-graduate study groups, or to the role of on-going professional conversations, in constituting and sustaining teachers' identities as innovative professionals. The purpose of this article is to suggest that on-going…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Professional Identity, Communities of Practice, Case Studies
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Bernstein, Malayna – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2014
This paper reports on a project that examined teachers' reading identities and explored ways in which those identities were manifested in reading pedagogy and were adopted by students. The paper focuses on one purposively selected teacher and his class. Tom Ziegler's personal and pedagogical practices were deeply aligned, and his…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Identification (Psychology), Self Concept
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Ryan, Mary – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2014
Reflection can form the basis for powerful dialogue between the arts and literacy as we seek interpretive and expressive fluency across modes. Through deep, cumulative reflection we make aspects of our world and experiences more perceivable, and open them up for artistic expression and aesthetic inquiry. Such reflections are also the catalysts for…
Descriptors: Reflection, Inquiry, Visual Arts, Literacy
Hodge, Emily; Benko, Susanna L. – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2014
The purpose of this article is to describe the stances put forward by a selection of professional development resources interpreting the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) teachers, and to analyse where these resources stand in relation to research in ELA. Specifically, we analyse resources written by English educators…
Descriptors: State Standards, Core Curriculum, English, Language Arts
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Sulzer, Mark – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2014
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were published by the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association in 2010 as part of a widespread standards-based reform movement in the United States. The education marketplace has responded with CCSS-aligned products, including standardised tests, professional development…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Alignment (Education), Core Curriculum
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Johnson, Lindy L. – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2014
Drawing on sociocultural perspectives and New Literacies Studies this study uses Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) as a tool to closely analyse one way the Common Core State Standards in the United States are being produced, disseminated and consumed. The analysis focuses on a section of the CCSS, a model lesson given by one of the primary…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Sociocultural Patterns, Core Curriculum, State Standards
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Brass, Jory – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2014
This essay maps some of the ways in which the professional knowledge of English teaching has been defined and positioned in the present moment in the United States. The first part of the essay traces multidisciplinary shifts in English education/literacy research that have expanded and shifted the discursive boundaries of teacher education and…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Educational Research, Teacher Education, Language Arts
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Wang, Li-Yi; Lin, Tzu-Bin – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2014
Teachers' professional identity influences the way they think and teach. For pre-service non-native English speaking teachers (NNESTs), they are at the crucial stage of constructing self-image and self-perception as English language teaching (ELT) professionals, their beliefs about English teaching and learning and their attitudes towards changing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Cremin, Teresa; Baker, Sally – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2014
In the light of international interest in teachers' literate identities and practices, this paper addresses the under-researched area of teachers' writing identities. It examines the multimodal interactive discursive practices at play in the writing classroom of a teacher in the UK who, in order to support the pupils, consciously positions herself…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Teachers, Writing Instruction, Self Concept
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Alford, Jennifer H. – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2014
This paper explores how four English teachers position their English language learners for critical literacy within senior high school curriculum in Queensland, Australia. Such learners are often positioned, even by their teachers, within a broader "deficit discourse" that claims they are inherently lacking the requisite knowledge and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teacher Education, Secondary School Teachers, English Language Learners
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Parsaiyan, Seyyeded Fahimeh; Ghajar, Sue-San Ghahremani; Salahimoghaddam, Soheila; Janahmadi, Fatemeh – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2014
The recent decades of English Language Teaching (ELT) appear to be particularly concerned with the marginalisation caused by English linguistic, cultural, and academic colonisation and imperialism. Bold footprints of this academic monopoly can be seen in the wide incorporation of abridged or unabridged British and American literary works in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Translation, English (Second Language), Females
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Ryan, Mary – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2014
Writing is a complex and learned activity in that it requires us to shape our thoughts into words and texts that are appropriate for the purpose, audience and medium of a variety of communicative forms. Writers must constantly make decisions about how to represent their subject matter and themselves through language. In this way, writing can be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creative Writing, Student Writing Models, Educational Strategies
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Lee, Jang Ho; Kim, Heyoung – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2014
The present study aims to sketch the contours of new media ecology for Korean university students as well as to examine how these learners shape and negotiate their digital identity by using social networking services and digital devices. It also investigates their use of digital media for learning English as a foreign language (EFL). In total,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, English (Second Language), Technology Uses in Education
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Ferreira, Ana – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2014
The contemporary South African subject English classroom is a complex space requiring ongoing attention to issues of cultural and linguistic diversity, and frequently manifesting the need to work across historically constructed differences in race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status. This article reports on one aspect of a broader research…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Social Change, Indo European Languages, English (Second Language)
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Slocum, Audra – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2014
This paper discusses the social positioning work three Appalachian adolescents engaged in during two literacy events drawn from a year-long critical teacher-researcher ethnographic study in a twelfth-grade English class in a rural Appalachian high school. Data analysis indicates that in these literacy events, the focal students positioned…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Rural Areas, Ethnography, Grade 12
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