The Politics of Letters: The Continuing Saga (editorial)
David Schaafsma and Ruth Vinz
Histories of the English profession have revealed that different discourses coexist, occasionally complement, and sometimes conflict with one another. These discourses are ideologically driven, comprised of different sets of practices that have divergent social and cultural consequences. The articles in this issue present investigations of these ideological conflicts that impact the teaching of English and English education.
Ideological Cross-Currents in English Studies and English Education: A Report of a National Survey of Professors' Beliefs and Practices
Collett Dilworth and Nancy Mellin McCracken
Reports on a survey that investigated significant differences within the English teacher community in terms of the beliefs and practices on key issues. Makes a contribution to a larger National Council of Teachers of English project to foster communication among disparate groups of English educators.
Autonomy and Obligation in the Teaching of Literature: Teachers' Classroom Curriculum and Departmental Consensus
George E. Newell and Ruth Ann Holt
Tells the story of one English department's struggle over curriculum controversies and the implications of that struggle for the integrity of specific teachers' classroom curriculum and the literary education of their students.
Keywords: College, Literature
What Does NAFTA Mean? Teaching Text in the 1990s
Robert P. Yagelsk
Personal History: Researching Literature and Curriculum (Literal, Alter, Hyper)
Nicholas Paley and Janice Jipson
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