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English Education, Vol. 39, No. 2, January 2007

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  • The Editorial We: Discussing Our Political and Teaching Lives

    Michael T. Moore, editor

    Abstract: As the director of a brand new National Writing Project site, I was apprehensive about what I could expect from myself, the teachers, the co-directors, and from the work we would do together over an intensive five-week writing institute. It was a new venture for us all.While my purpose here is not to chronicle the evolution of our group over the five weeks we were together, I do want to discuss one particular outcome of the Summer Institute because I believe it has implications for all of us who work with teachers. I have come to think of this as the evolution of the politics of voice in the lives of teachers. Through ongoing and sustained collaborative writing, research, and discussion, the fifteen teachers of the Summer Institute called upon funds of knowledge, reclaimed the voices of their teaching lives, and disclaimed the common public sentiment which discredits the role of these very voices in developing an agenda for reforming education.

    Keywords: Secondary, College

  • Learning to Speak in a Political Voice

    Gina DeBlase, Coeditor

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: Secondary, College

  • On Being Unreasonable: NCTE, CEE, and Political Action

    Leslie David Burns

    Abstract: This article analyzes CEE’s and NCTE’s current positions related to political action and highlights the increasing need for public intellectual and political activism as an integral part of organizational policy.

    Keywords: Secondary, College

  • Expanding Literacies: Teachers' Inquiry Research and Multigenre Texts

    Lisa Simon

    Abstract: This article describes the results of an inquiry/multigenre project undertaken by students in a literacy foundations course. The project’s initial pedagogical goal was to provide pre- and in-service teachers with multiple and engaging opportunities to read and write in areas of their interests.

    Keywords: Secondary, College

  • Book Walk: Works That Move Our Teaching Forward: Helping Students Understand Long-Rang Planning through an Integration of Texts

    Diane Zigo and Regina Dunlavey Derrico

    Abstract: Between 2002 and 2005, we worked together in a teaching block of two combined methods and instructional strategies courses in our graduate level initial certification program in English education. Each year, we continually revised the instructional experiences we planned for our students, based on our ongoing formative and summative assessments of their growth as reflective educators.

    Keywords: Secondary, College

  • Announcements

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: Secondary, College

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