Research in the Teaching of English

Articles from Vol. 50, No. 3, February

Announcements
Promising Researcher Award WinnerThe recipient of the 2015 NCTE Promising Researcher Award Competition in Recognition of Bernard O'Donnell is Logan Manning, an assistant professor of literacy education in the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning...
Critical Approaches to Language Research with the Potential to Change Educational Practice: This Year's Purves Award Honorees
In humanizing research, language researchers must ask the question "Critical for whom?" as we seek to take a critical stance. Not doing so would be equivalent to colonizing participants-or, at the very least, to ethnocentrically imposing our own understandings,...
English Research from 1984 to 2015: A Then, Newer, and Now Look through the Eyes of Our RTE Editorship
With delight at the chance to be at the center of change in our field, we assumed the editorship of RTE in February 1984, leaving in December 1991. These eight years were intellectually exciting and proved to be a period of scholarly growth for us personally...
Rewriting Struggles as Strength: Young Adults' Reflections on the Significance of Their High School Poetry Community
In his NCTE Presidential Address, Keith Gilyard argued that creating opportunities for youth to express themselves creatively and in their own words could transform schooling into a space of possibility for youth. He claimed that the "creative representing...
Scaling as a Literacy Activity: Mobility and Educational Inequality in an Age of Global Connectivity
A central concern of contemporary literacy studies has been rethinking relationships between movement, context, and space (Brandt & Clinton, 2002; ComptonLilly, 2014; Leander & Sheehy, 2004), particularly in the pursuit of understanding the challenges...
Spatial and Material Relationships in Teaching and Learning English
Our last three editorial introductions have reflected upon the goals, enactments, and revisions of research, teaching, and English as they manifest themselves some 50 years after the first publication of this journal under the editorship of Richard Braddock....
The 2015 NCTE Presidential Address: Advocacy as Capacity Building: Creating a Movement through Collaborative Inquiry
The following is the text of Kathy Short's presidential address as delivered at the NCTE Annual Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on November 22, 2015.In a dialogue at the beginning of the 2014 NCTE Annual Convention, Ernest Morrell and I said "enough...
"The Hangout Was Serious Business": Leveraging Participation in an Online Space to Design Sims Fanfiction
By studying a novice writer in an online space, this article explores the convergence of factors shaping young people's networked writing and addresses recent critique of the New London Group's (1996) Designs of Meaning framework. A growing body of research...
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