Why Reading Fiction Matters in an Age of Scientific Objectivity and Standardization
Examining the forces that affect English education in schools, this timely book counters with a strong argument for the importance of continuing to teach literature in secondary schools. The case is made through critical examination of the ongoing "culture wars" between the humanities and the...
To Be Published June 1st 2015 by Routledge
Problematizing Stereotypes, Challenging Myths
This definitive look at teaching English in rural secondary schools contests current definitions and discussions of rural education, examines their ideological and cultural foundations, and presents an alternative perspective that conceptualizes rural communities as diverse, unique, and conducive...
To Be Published March 1st 2015 by Routledge
Contexts for the Literary Lives of Teens
Taking a critical, research-oriented perspective, this exploration of the theoretical, empirical, and pedagogical connections between the reading and teaching of young adult literature and adolescent identity development centers around three key questions: Who are the teens reading young adult...
Published April 30th 2010 by Routledge
Negotiating Personal and Professional Spaces
Series: NCTE-Routledge Research Series
In this book, Janet Alsup reports and theorizes a multi-layered study of teacher identity development. The study, which followed six pre-service English education students, was designed to investigate her hypothesis that forming (or failing to form) a professional identity is central in the process...
Published October 18th 2005 by Routledge