Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts

Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts

Adapting Methods to a Practitioner Inquiry Action research—the study of one's own practice—has been used by classroom ... Fecho's study looks into issues of threat that arose through his students' critical inquiry into a cultural clash ...

Author: Diane Lapp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136886560

Category: Education

Page: 448

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Now in its third edition, the Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts—sponsored by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English—offers an integrated perspective on the teaching of the English language arts and a comprehensive overview of research in the field. Prominent scholars, researchers, and professional leaders provide historical and theoretical perspectives about teaching the language arts focus on bodies of research that influence decision making within the teaching of the language arts explore the environments for language arts teaching reflect on methods and materials for instruction Reflecting important recent developments in the field, the Third Edition is restructured, updated, and includes many new contributors. More emphasis is given in this edition to the learner, multiple texts, learning, and sharing one’s knowledge. A Companion Website, new for this edition, provides PowerPoint® slides highlighting the main points of each chapter.
Categories: Education

The Pedagogy of English as an International Language

The Pedagogy of English as an International Language

in the Teaching of English as an International Language” showcase attempts by university educators to 'EIL-ise' their courses ... A critical inquiry into her practice of implementing the EIL paradigm has prompted her to become aware and ...

Author: Roby Marlina

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319061276

Category: Education

Page: 265

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This volume offers insights in current theoretical discussions, observations, and reflections from internationally and regionally celebrated scholars on the theory and practice of teaching English informed by a new school of thought, English as an International Language (EIL). This volume provides readers (scholars, teachers, teacher-educators, researchers in the relevant fields) with: Knowledge of the changing paradigm and attitudes towards English language teaching from teaching a single variety of English to teaching intercultural communication and English language variation. Current thoughts on the theory of teaching English as an international language by internationally-celebrated established scholars and emergent scholars. Scholarly descriptions and discussions of how English language educators and teacher-educators translate the paradigm of English as an International Language into their existing teaching. Delineation of how this newly emerged paradigm is received or responded to by English language educators and students when it is implemented. Readers have a unique opportunity to observe and read the tensions and dilemmas that educators and students are likely to experience in teaching and learning EIL.
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Cultivating Curious and Creative Minds

Cultivating Curious and Creative Minds

Culturally responsive teaching: Theory, research, and practice. ... a composite auto/biographic narrative method to represent three Chinese women teachers, cultural experiences [featured article]. journal of Critical Inquiry into Cur— ...

Author: Cheryl J. Craig

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781607095804

Category: Education

Page: 284

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Presents a plethora of approaches to developing human potential in areas not conventionally addressed. Organized in two parts, this international collection of essays provides viable educational alternatives to those currently holding sway in an era of high-stakes accountability.
Categories: Education

Race Culture and Identities in Second Language Education

Race  Culture  and Identities in Second Language Education

Most were capable of demonstrating a self-awareness of racist discursive practices present in their everyday life. ... As findings indicate, a critical inquiry into the education of NNESTs helps them break down hegemonic discourses ...

Author: Ryuko Kubota

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135845698

Category: Education

Page: 336

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The concept and construct of race is often implicitly yet profoundly connected to issues of culture and identity. Meeting an urgent need for empirical and conceptual research that specifically explores critical issues of race, culture, and identities in second language education, the key questions addressed in this groundbreaking volume are these: How are issues of race relevant to second language education? How does whiteness influence students’ and teachers’ sense of self and instructional practices? How do discourses of racialization influence the construction of student identities and subjectivities? How do discourses on race, such as colorblindness, influence classroom practices, educational interventions, and parental involvement? How can teachers transform the status quo? Each chapter is grounded in theory and provides implications for engaged practice. Topics cover a wide range of themes that emerge from various pedagogical contexts. Authors from diverse racial/ethnic/cultural backgrounds and geopolitical locations include both established and beginning scholars in the field, making the content vibrant and stimulating. Pre-reading Questions and Discussion Questions in each chapter facilitate comprehension and encourage dialogue.
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Global and Transformative Approaches Toward Linguistic Diversity

Global and Transformative Approaches Toward Linguistic Diversity

DISCUSSION The current virtual exchange project investigated the Dutch and Turkish pre-service teachers' virtual ... were engaged in a critical inquiry into their own pedagogical perspectives, cultural belief systems and practices as ...

Author: DeCapua, Sarah E.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799889878

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 383

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A world of diversity brings along the necessity for multilingual perspectives. People must unite and understand each other more than ever before to overcome the challenges of miscommunication across borders. Today’s educators aim to value linguistic diversity in their daily curriculums to encourage emotional intelligence and empathy for new generations to alter the world into a more civilized and peaceful setting. Global and Transformative Approaches Toward Linguistic Diversity discusses pedagogical approaches to including linguistic diversity in a classroom setting. This book also explores questions and critiques on linguistic diversity as well as themes and thematic questions. Covering topics such as grammatical diversity, multilingualism, and semantic transfer, it serves as an essential resource for pre-service teachers, policymakers, faculty and administration of both K-12 and higher education, TESOL scholars, multilingual writers, activists, linguists, educators, researchers, and academicians.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Philosophy Science Education and Culture

Philosophy  Science  Education and Culture

That is , education gives us , as the products of critical inquiry , knowledge and understanding ( and much else ... But to do this it need not be necessary to launch into a full inquiry into the methods of critical inquiry themselves .

Author: Robert Nola

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402037694

Category: Education

Page: 488

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Currents such as epistemological and social constructivism, postmodernism, and certain forms of multiculturalism that had become fashionable within science education circles in the last decades lost sight of critical inquiry as the core aim of education. In this book we develop an account of education that places critical inquiry at the core of education in general and science education in particular. Since science constitutes the paradigm example of critical inquiry, we explain the nature of science, paying particular attention to scientific methodology and scientific modeling and at the same time showing their relevance in the science classroom. We defend a universalist, rationalist, and objectivist account of science against epistemological and social constructivist views, postmodernist approaches and epistemic multiculturalist accounts.
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Teacher Narrative as Critical Inquiry

Teacher Narrative as Critical Inquiry

In this project , teachers narrate their experiences in reflective journals , student case studies , and anthropological inquiry into the culture of their classrooms and schools . Many of these books that employ narrative as a form of ...

Author: Joy S. Ritchie

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 080773960X

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Research on teacher learning has too often excluded personal development in considering professional development. This timely book argues that the development of a professional identity is inextricable from personal identity. It suggests that when teachers are given the opportunity to compose their own stories of learning within a supportive community, they can then begin to compose new narratives of identity and practice. This book is a critical tool for educators seeking to refine their teaching practice and author their own development.
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Designing Critical Literacy Education through Critical Discourse Analysis

Designing Critical Literacy Education through Critical Discourse Analysis

Pedagogical and Research Tools for Teacher-Researchers Rebecca Rogers, Melissa Mosley Wetzel ... andwritten (literature)—in our classroomtocreate a communityof practice responsive to culture,race, power, andlanguage diversity.

Author: Rebecca Rogers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135093044

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 186

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Uniquely bringing together discourse analysis, critical literacy, and teacher research, this book invites teacher educators, literacy researchers, and discourse analysts to consider how discourse analysis can be used to foster critical literacy education. It is both a guide for conducting critical discourse analysis and a look at how the authors, alongside their teacher education students, used the tools of discourse analysis to inquire into, critique, and design critical literacy practices. Through an intimate look at the workings of a university teacher education course and the discourse analysis tools that teacher-researchers use to understand their classrooms, the book provides examples of both pre-service teachers and teacher educators becoming critically literate. The context-rich examples highlight the ways in which discourse analysis aids teachers’ decision making in the moment and reflections on their practice over time. Readers learn to conduct discourse analysis as they read about critical literacy practices at the university level. Designed to be interactive, each chapter features step-by-step procedures for conducting each kind of discourse analysis (narrative, critically oriented, multimodal), sample analyses, and additional readings and resources. By attending to the micro-interactions as well as processes that unfold across time, the book illustrates the power and potential of discourse analysis as a pedagogical and research tool.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

International Perspectives on English as a Lingua Franca

International Perspectives on English as a Lingua Franca

Key incident 2: de-dominance, negotiation and resistance Extract 8 is a shortened classroom discourse transcript of Grace's teaching, describing her critical inquiry into culture represented by a textbook while teaching.

Author: Hugo Bowles

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137398093

Category: Education

Page: 212

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This collection brings new insight into the relationship between English as a lingua franca and language teaching. It explores how the pedagogy of intelligibility, culture and language awareness, as well as materials analysis and classroom management, can be viewed from an ELF perspective in school and university contexts.
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The Future of English Teaching Worldwide

The Future of English Teaching Worldwide

Finally, critically reflecting on our own practices, we realized that although we encouraged students to visit ... To do so, teachers would take a stance of inquiry into learning from students about the multiple geographies, cultures, ...

Author: Andrew Goodwyn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351024457

Category: Education

Page: 274

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The seminal Dartmouth Conference (1966) remains a remarkably influential moment in the history of English teaching. Bringing together leading voices in contemporary English education, this book celebrates the Conference and its legacy, drawing attention to what it has achieved, and the questions it has raised. Encompassing a multitude of reflections on the Dartmouth Conference, The Future of English Teaching Worldwide provides fresh and revisionist readings of the meeting and its leading figures. Chapters showcase innovative and exciting new insights for English scholars, and address both theoretical and practical elements of teaching English in a variety of settings and countries. Covering topics including the place of new media in English curricula, the role of the canon, poetry and grammar, the text is divided into three accessible parts: Historical perspectives Dartmouth today: why it still matters Reflections: but for the future. This powerful collection will be of value to researchers, postgraduate students, literature scholars, practitioners, teacher educators, trainee and in-service teachers, as well as other parties involved in the teaching and study of English.
Categories: Education