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English Education, Vol. 31, No. 1, October 1998

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  • A Veil Thin Enough: An Editorial

    Ruth Vinz

    Abstract: It can be useful for teachers to tell their stories through others' stories. Stories can drive us to continue working, resting, remembering, and imagining. The work of the contributors to this issue remind us to keep questioning, listening, noticing, and seeing through the stories of others to create our own stories.

    Keywords: College

  • Quiet Students across Cultures and Contexts

    Jane S. Townsend and Danling Fu

    Abstract: Discusses students (in two different settings, and both native and nonnative speakers) who were quiet in their English classrooms. Finds that dimensions of schooling which created barriers were opportunity to talk, self concepts, and texts and other course materials. Includes responses which consider how students can be helped to talk.

    Keywords: Diversity, College

  • Difficult Flows and Waves: Unfixing Beliefs in a Grade 8 Language Arts Literacy Class

    Mary Ann Reilly

    Abstract: Considers how to "unfix" certainties about students' potential and their performances in class; uses three middle school students dealing with language arts as case studies. Describes how learning occurred over the school year. Includes responses that offer a record of success and comments on fighting "fixity" in teacher education.

    Keywords: Literacy, College

  • Reading Gatsby/Performing Jazz: On Narrative Voice, Race, and Resistance

    Theresa Rogers

    Abstract: Describes an experiment in pairing the novels "The Great Gatsby" (F. Scott Fitzgerald) and "Jazz" (Toni Morrison) in a teacher preparation class. Relates that the students (all European American) initially resisted "Jazz" and accepted "Gatsby" as a timeless classic. Includes responses about another Toni Morrison novel, "Beloved."

    Keywords: Diversity, College

  • A Good Gang: Thinking Small with Preservice Teachers in a Chicago Barrio

    Todd DeStigter

    Abstract: Argues that it is important for beginning teachers to receive part of their training in a small school like Latino Youth Alternative High School at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Relates how the program functions; gives Latino students' and tutors' reasons for appreciating it. Includes responses about teacher-student relationships as key to a school's success, and about small alternative schools.

    Keywords: College

  • In Response

    Blythe Nilsson; Jennifer Hellman and Greg Hellman

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: College

  • In Response

    Hilary Shager; Louann Reid

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: College

  • In Response

    David Iasevoli; Raymond Pultinas

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: College

  • In Response

    Beth Steffen; Andrew Draper

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: College

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