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English Education, Vol. 33, No. 1, October 2000

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  • The Ambiguities of Freedom

    Maxine Greene

    Abstract: Claims that the possibility of freedom is an aspect of one's individuality, and this possibility must be actualized through circumstances and conscious involvement with other human beings. Argues education should open spaces to enable poor and minority children to imagine new possibilities for themselves.

    Keywords: College

  • Why Is My Name in Your Mouth?: Linking Literacy and Violence Prevention in The Safer Places Project

    Tony Tendero

    Abstract: Uses action research methods to describe one classroom in order to urge English educators to invite their students to participate in literacy and social action. Suggests ways that Mikhail Bakhtin's literary theory can help English teachers and English educators discover and better understand the link of word and deed.

    Keywords: College

  • English Education in-the-Making

    Janet L. Miller

    Abstract: Discusses English education in terms of (1) fluidity of identity; (2) educational experiences of teaching, learning and research; and (3) research that takes into account unrepeatable moments, contexts, situation, and social and cultural relations of similarity and differences. Calls for teacher preparation programs that provide theoretical as well as contextualized reasons why teachers should respond to difference.

    Keywords: College

  • The St. Dymphna Project: Engagements with Democracy and Teaching English

    Andrew Draper, Cammie Kim Puidokas, David Schaafsma, and Kirsten Widmer

    Abstract: Provides personal narratives of four teachers regarding their work to create more democratic classrooms in urban settings. Explores the issues of authority and democracy in day-to-day teaching in the areas of (1) authority, democracy, and relationships; (2) formations; (3) authority and democracy in the writing workshop; and (4) reformations.

    Keywords: College

  • The Things We Carry: Working "in Relation" to the Past

    Ruth Vinz

    Abstract: Examines the relationship between past ways of understanding what it has meant to teach and learn in English classrooms and the present movement toward change. Argues that the central purpose of working in relation to the past is to guard against participating in a 'presentism' that denies the past.

    Keywords: College

  • Unfinished Business: An Editorial

    Randi Dickson

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: College

  • News and Notes

    Abstract: Available in print version only.

    Keywords: College

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