Research in the Teaching of English

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Vol. 54, No. 1, August

A Century of Change in High School English Assessments: An Analysis of 110 New York State Regents Exams, 1900–2018
IntroductionIn the United States, those interested in English education have long debated the role and value of literature in high school students' education and lives. Over time, different groups have advocated for a range of sometimes overlapping and...
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Vol. 53, No. 4, May

Guest Reviewers
We gratefully acknowledge the time and effort of the following colleagues in reviewing manuscripts considered for Research in the Teaching of English.Steven Alvarez St. John's UniversityDorothea Anagnostopoulos University of ConnecticutLaura Apol Michigan...
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Vol. 53, No. 3, February

In Dialogue: Methodological Pluralism
Turning Away from Logarithms to Return to StoryLeigh PatelUniversity of Pittsburgh"I know I want to do qualitative research."I am not sure how many students, often new to doctoral studies, have seen my (hopefully mostly) internal cringe. It is a statement...
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Vol. 51, No. 1, August

"I Don't Really Have Anything Good to Say": Examining How One Teacher Worked to Shape Middle School Students' Talk about Texts
Reading and discussing texts is a central expectation for students in English language arts classrooms (Zwiers, O'Hara, & Pritchard, 2014). The complexity of texts, and of the ways students are expected to read and discuss them, increases as students...
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Vol. 50, No. 2, November

The Contributions of Writing to Learning and Development: Results from a Large-Scale Multi-Institutional Study
For those seeking to identify and encourage teaching strategies that increase student learning in undergraduate education, writing has achieved a prominent status. Although problem-based learning, inquiry-guided instruction, active learning, and other...
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Vol. 49, No. 4, May

Beyond the Language Barrier: Opening Spaces for ELL/Non-ELL Interaction
"I learned English by fighting with people," Marisol told me matter-of-factly. As a nine-year-old Cuban immigrant, her first year in the United States was tough. The other kids teased her because she didn't speak English. She couldn't understand her...
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Moving, Feeling, Desiring, Teaching
Introduction: Moving, Feeling, Desiring, TeachingGail BoldtIn an essay written shortly before her death, the French social theorist and early childhood researcher Liane Mozère (2014) joined a reflection on her long friendship with Félix Guattari and...
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Vol. 49, No. 3, February

Searching for Full Vision: Writing Representations of African American Adolescent Girls
The making of a literary history in which black women are fully represented is a search for full vision to create a circle where now we have but a segment (Washington, 1987, p. xxvii).In this line from her introduction to collected narratives by African...
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