Research in the Teaching of English

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 3, February

Announcing the Alan C. Purves Award Recipient (Volume 48)
We are pleased to name Victoria Purcell-Gates as the winner of this year's Alan C. Purves Award for her article "Literacy Worlds of Children of Migrant Farmworker Communities Participating in a Migrant Head Start Program." The Alan C. Purves Award is...
Dialogic Teaching and Dialogic Stance: Moving beyond Interactional Form
The whole is not graspable but it is in some way relatable.-(Wegerif, in Matusov & Wegerif, 2014, p. E9)Through classroom interactions that invite, model, direct, and develop cognitive activity and classroom community relations that support safe...
Editors' Introduction: (Dis)orienting Spaces in Literacy Learning and Teaching: Affects, Ideologies, and Textual Objects
Given that the last issue focused on teacher epistemologies, this issue could be considered a foil as these authors nudge readers to consider what is not known or, perhaps, not clearly seen. In a sense, the papers in this issue subvert traditional conceptualizations...
Examining Emotional Rules in the English Classroom: A Critical Discourse Analysis of One Student's Literary Responses in Two Academic Contexts
I don't think when [Glen] married Anney that it was his intention to abuse his daughters or abuse her daughters. I remember them describing him at first, and him being like very possessive and very quiet. And you know, I sometimes, I wonder what his...
Forum: Where the Machine Stops: Software as Reader and the Rise of New Literatures
In his short story "The Machine Stops," E. M. Forster (1909/2009) describes a postapocalyptic world where airships circumnavigate the globe. Human beings communicate their needs to the Machine by pressing a button. The Machine provides, automatically....
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...
The 2014 NCTE Presidential Address: Powerful English at NCTE Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Toward the Next Movement
The following is the text of Ernest Morrell's presidential address, delivered at the NCTE Annual Convention in Washington, DC, on November 23, 2014.I initially conceptualized this address as dealing with powerful English at NCTE today and tomorrow moving...
Using Translation to Drive Conceptual Development for Students Becoming Literate in English as an Additional Language
Much research on the literacy development of students learning English as a second language has focused on why this population struggles to learn English, and how to make English literacy instruction more "accessible and comprehensible" (cf. Goldenberg,...
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