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English Education, Vol. 30, No. 1, February 1998

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  • Editorial: Thirteen Ways of Looking at 'To Read'

    David Schaafsma and Ruth Vinz

    Abstract: The articles in this issue demonstrate how some teachers are struggling to answer the question, "What do we mean by reading?" This editorial includes thirteen statements about reading, from teachers at various levels in their careers.

    Keywords: College, Reading

  • Relationships with Literature

    Tom Romano

    Abstract: Describes the ramifications of a writing assignment for preservice teachers about their relationships with literature. Reports on several of the students' personal writings in response to the assignment. Presents responses of two teachers, Greg Hamilton and Deborah Kinder, about doing personal writing assignments.

    Keywords: College, Literature, Writing

  • Reading Jack

    Greg Hamilton

    Abstract: Draws from the text of "Jack" (a story about a teenager dealing with his father's homosexuality) several narratives from class discussions. Analyzes the teaching and learning in the middle school class and the teacher's role. Presents responses from Patricia Enciso and Lauren Myracle which comment on this article. In Response: Patricia Enciso, Lauren Myracle

    Keywords: College, Reading

  • Good/Bad Girls Read Together: Pre-adolescent Girls' Co-authorship of Feminine Subject Positions During a Shared Reading Event

    Patricia E. Enciso

    Abstract: Discusses reading with pre-teens Francine Pascal's "Sweet Valley Twins: Best Friends," one of a series of pre-romance novels featuring identical twin sisters. Interviews six girls using the Symbolic Representation Interview (SRI) about the good girl/bad girl dichotomy in novels and other media. Provides comments by Tom Romano and Diana Mitchell. In Response: Tom Romano, Diana Mitchell

    Keywords: College, Reading

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