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Achieving Balance In Graduate Programs: Negotiating Best Practices, Dawn Latta Kirby Oct 2006

Achieving Balance In Graduate Programs: Negotiating Best Practices, Dawn Latta Kirby

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The narrative introduction to the graduate catalogue at the state university where I work probably reads pretty much like the one at your college or university. The program of study for the masters degree specifies that inservice graduate students are to engage in an extensive study of content- related literature, theory, and research. Despite the rhetoric of graduate catalogs, teachers who enter graduate school programs begin their advanced studies, expecting- and sometimes vociferously demanding- coursework that will provide them with a practical framework for teaching English language arts in secondary schools. Their interest in studying theory and research is often ...