Why Reading Fiction Matters in an Age of Scientific Objectivity and Standardization
Taking a close look at the forces that affect English education in schools—at the ways literature, cognitive science, the privileging of the STEM disciplines, and current educational policies are connected—this timely book counters with a strong argument for the importance of continuing to teach...
To Be Published May 7th 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 January 15th 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 29th 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 17th 2005 by Routledge