English Education

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 4, July

Embracing the And
T horeau said, "Simplify, simplify." I have a different mantra: "Complexify, complexify." Often, we're given two choices (e.g., soup or salad; which one's clearer, 1 or 2), but education isn't that simple. As teacher educators, we know that concepts...
Prospective English Teachers Learn to Respond to Diversity in Students’ Writing through the Student Writing Archive Project (SWAP)
Responding to student writing is an integral part of the work of a high school English teacher. Indeed, a recent national study by Applebee et al. (2013) found that 80 percent of all secondary teachers, across disciplines, not only graded student writing...
The Paper Bag
If one is not permitted to express anger or even to recognize it within oneself, one is, by simple extension, refused both power and control.-Carolyn G. Heilbrun, 1998, p. 15It was the first day of kindergarten. I didn't cry like a lot of the other kids...
The Value of English: Perspectives on the Economic Benefits of Studying English in High School
It is rare in a working environment that someone says, "Johnson, I need a market analysis by Friday, but before that I need a compelling account of your childhood. "-Common Core State Standards architect David Coleman, explaining why he wants English...
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