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Research in the Teaching of English, Vol. 36, No. 2, November 2001

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  • EDITORS' INTRODUCTION: Theory and Method

    Peter Smagorinsky and Michael W. Smith

    Abstract: Researchers are freer now than ever before to pursue a wide variety of research questions approached from diverse theoretical perspectives through the use of many different research tools. The cost of this freedom is the necessity to outline theoretical frameworks for study and to explain how that theory informs the tools of research. The studies in this issue of RTE serve as models of the methodological clarity and rigor that are now required in scholarly research.

    Keywords: College

  • Teaching with a Questioning Mind: The Development of a Teacher Research Group into a Discourse Community

    Cindy O'Donnell-Allen

    Abstract: Examines the collaborative discourse practices of the Red River Writing Project Teacher Research Group (RRWPTRG) as well as the processes by which this diverse group of classroom teachers developed into a discourse community of teacher researchers.

    Keywords: College

  • Talking about Literature in University Book Club and Seminar Settings

    Ann H. Addington

    Abstract: This study explores ways in which adults discuss literature (Cisneros's The House on Mango Street) in two different settings, a traditional English seminar and an English education course designed to function as a book club. The differences described suggest tensions between the theoretical orientations and pedagogical practices of university departments of English and English education.

    Keywords: College

  • Taking Risks, Negotiating Relationships: One Teacher's Transition toward a Dialogic Classroom

    Julie Nelson Christoph, Martin Nystrand

    Abstract: This study investigated a low-achieving class that featured regular discussions to gain insight into how dialogically organized instruction emerged within the context of a traditional recitation instructional setting, further complicated by settings of poverty and linguistic diversity. Dialogic discourse can happen when teachers are adept at linking and at enabling links between academic objectives and student concerns.

    Keywords: College

  • Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English

    Deborah Brown, Judith Kalman, Gert Rijlaarsdam, Anne D'Antonio Stinson, Melissa E. Whiting

    Abstract: Twice a year RTE publishes a selected bibliography of recent research in literacy education. Most of the studies appeared during the six-month period preceding the compilation of the bibliography (January through June, 2001 for the present bibliography), but studies that appeared earlier are occasionally included.

    Keywords: College

  • GUEST REVIEWERS

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: Research, College

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