Research in the Teaching of English

Articles from Vol. 48, No. 4, May

Editors' Introduction: Power and the Schooling of English: Ideologies, Embodiments, and Ethical Relationships
In this issue, a group of emerging scholars take up diverse and timely questions about language ideologies, literate embodiments, and the ethically consequential relationships that come to be constructed, reflected, and contested at the scenes of written...
Embodied Composition in Real Virtualities: Adolescents' Literacy Practices and Felt Experiences Moving with Digital, Mobile Devices in School
Youth practice digital literacies "anytime, anywhere" with the mobile devices now firmly entrenched in their lives (Watkins, 2009). Now 78% of adolescents own cell phones, compared with the 45% who did in 2004, and one in four adolescents is a "cell-mostly"...
On the Instability of Disciplinary Style: Common and Conflicting Metaphors and Practices in Text, Talk, and Gesture
Every day, people grope to describe what a particular piece of writing looks and sounds like. When asked how he understood style in scientific writing, entomolo- gist Claudio Gratton1 laughed, commenting that scientific writing seems almost "style-less"...
Speak: The Effect of Literary Instruction on Adolescents' Rape Myth Acceptance
IntroductionThis study addresses scholars' call for more rigorous examination of the effects of literature reading on the attitudes and moral development of adolescents (e.g., Juzwik, 2013), and for more research on the contributions of young adult litera-...
"Words That You Said Got Bigger": English Language Learners' Lived Experiences of Deficit Discourse
IntroductionOver the past few decades, educational outcomes for English Language Learners (ELLs) have been the focus of a great deal of educational research and public debate. These students currently comprise more than 20% of the US K-12 student population,...
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