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Extending The Conversation: New Technologies, New Literacies, And English Education, Janet A. Swenson, Carl A. Young, Ewa Mcgrail, Robert A. Rozema, Phyllis Whitin Jul 2006

Extending The Conversation: New Technologies, New Literacies, And English Education, Janet A. Swenson, Carl A. Young, Ewa Mcgrail, Robert A. Rozema, Phyllis Whitin

Middle and Secondary Education Faculty Publications

The authors contend that new technologies have developed new literacies and new ways of thinking that are reshaping our lives. In the rapidly changing world, they argue, these new literacies and their practices must become central to effective English education programs. To frame their argument, they introduce the notion of "technological" pedagogical content knowledge to bridge the perceived binary of technology and English education. Throughout, they analyze how reflection on new technologies and integration of them into coursework for specific purposes is an educational, political, and even a moral imperative.


Mentoring In Literacy Education: A Commentary From Graduate Students, Untenured Professors, And Tenured Professors, Mark B. Cobb, Dana L. Fox, Joyce E. Many, Mona Matthews, Ewa Mcgrail, Gertrude Tinker Sachs, Donna Lester Taylor, Faith H. Wallace, Yan Wang Jan 2006

Mentoring In Literacy Education: A Commentary From Graduate Students, Untenured Professors, And Tenured Professors, Mark B. Cobb, Dana L. Fox, Joyce E. Many, Mona Matthews, Ewa Mcgrail, Gertrude Tinker Sachs, Donna Lester Taylor, Faith H. Wallace, Yan Wang

Middle and Secondary Education Faculty Publications

This commentary continues a dialogue which began among literacy teacher educators attending an alternative format session about mentoring in the academy at a national conference. Literacy teacher educators participated in an informal discussion centered on the nature of mentoring in the academy for doctoral students, untenured professors, and tenured professors. Doctoral students focused on their changing identities and roles in the academy, their concerns about navigating the political infrastructure of academia, and the importance of assuming a proactive stance towards obtaining mentoring, especially for part-time doctoral students. Untenured professors focused on the ways they were inventing and reinventing themselves within ...


Mentoring In The Political And Cultural World Of Academia: An Exploration Of The Experiences Of Literacy Educators, Mark B. Cobb, Dana L. Fox, Joyce E. Many, Mona Matthews, Ewa Mcgrail, Donna Lester Taylor, Gertrude Tinker Sachs, Yan Wan, Faith H. Wallace Jan 2006

Mentoring In The Political And Cultural World Of Academia: An Exploration Of The Experiences Of Literacy Educators, Mark B. Cobb, Dana L. Fox, Joyce E. Many, Mona Matthews, Ewa Mcgrail, Donna Lester Taylor, Gertrude Tinker Sachs, Yan Wan, Faith H. Wallace

Middle and Secondary Education Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


“It’S A Double Edged Sword This Technology Business”: Secondary English Teachers’ Perspectives On A School-Wide Laptop Technology Initiative, Ewa Mcgrail Jan 2006

“It’S A Double Edged Sword This Technology Business”: Secondary English Teachers’ Perspectives On A School-Wide Laptop Technology Initiative, Ewa Mcgrail

Middle and Secondary Education Faculty Publications

In response to national technology mandates, schools across the United States have committed themselves to laptop technology programs as a way to encourage student-centered learning and critical thinking in collaborative classrooms (Getting America’s Students Ready Report, 1996). This study reports on a great deal of teacher ambivalence about technology in English instruction, in the context of a school-wide laptop technology initiative. Four larger clusters of conflict contributed to this ambivalence: a) conflicts around institutional control in implementation of the laptop program and teacher agency, b) conflicts around political pressures for standardized testing and technology mandates, c) conflicts around technology ...


Understanding English Language Learners’ Needs And The Language Acquisition Process: Two Teacher Educators’ Perspectives, Alicja Rieger, Ewa Mcgrail Jan 2006

Understanding English Language Learners’ Needs And The Language Acquisition Process: Two Teacher Educators’ Perspectives, Alicja Rieger, Ewa Mcgrail

Middle and Secondary Education Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.