Teaching College English and English Education

Teaching College English and English Education

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In this collection of 32 narrative essays, scholars and teachers of English and English education share their excitement as they reflect on their professional growth over the last 30 years. The firsthand stories in the collection represent qa study of theory and applied theory, grounded in personal experience and academic study over many years.q The essays are: (1) qFacing Yourselfq (J. Tompkins); (2) qSurprising Myself as a Teacher in Houghton, Americaq (A. Young); (3) qBecoming a College English Teacher--More by Accident than Designqq (D.C. Stewart); (4) qOn (Not) Being Taken Inq (H.T. McCracken); (5) qHow Do the Electrons Get Across the Two Plates of the Capacitor?q (D. Bleich); (6)qTeaching as a Professionq (A.S. Bayer); (7) qGoing Backq (S. Hudson-Ross); (8) qI Did It My Way...With a Little Help from My Friendsq (P. Smagorinsky); (9) qIlliteracy at Oxford and Harvardq (P. Elbow); (10) qDisrupting the Transmission Cycle in College Teachingq (G.M. Pradl); (11) qOut and About in English Educationq (R.E. Shafer); (12) qBeyond the Obviousq (V.R. Monseau); (13) qMy English Educationq (S. Hynds); (14) qFrom Reading to Writing, from Elementary to Graduate Studentsq (S. Stotsky); (15) qLiving with Tension: Doing English, etc.q (J. Milner); (16) qWhat's A Story?q (M.C. Savage); (17) qTwo 'Women's Ways of Knowing' Teaching Writingq (R.C. Grego and N.S. Thompson); (18) qThe Teaching and Learning of English in the College Classroom: Creating a Unified Wholeq (B.M. Greene); (19) qOn English Teaching as Poetry, 'or, ' Samuel T., You'll Never Know What Organic Unity Did for Meq (M.L. Angelotti); (20) qLearning to Love Being a Second-Class Citizenq (W.R. Winterowd); (21) qFalling into Narrativeq (P. Donahue); (22) qEnglish in Education: An English Educationist at Workq (H.M. Foster); (23) qDownshifting to Fourthq (T. Fulwiler); (24) qConnecting the Teaching of Reading, Writing, and Speech in Programs for Developmental Studentsq (J. Entes); (25) qReuniting Grammar and Compositionq (J.L. Collins); (26) qConfessions of a Teacher Who Has Not Learned about Teachingq (R.L. Larson); (27) qTeaching and Learning English: Two Viewsq (C. Moran and qCollege Writingq Students); (28) qThe Way I Was/The Way I Am/And What I Learned in Betweenq (L.L. Meeks); (29) qCollaborative Computer Encounters: Teaching Ourselves, Teaching Our Studentsq (G.E. Hawisher and C.L. Selfe); (30) qIdeological Crosscurrents in English Studies and English Education: A Report of a National Survey of Professors' Beliefs and Practicesq (C. Dilworth and N.M. McCracken); (31) qInterpreting the Reflective Stories: The Forces of Influence in Our Essayists' Livesq (R.L. Larson); and (32) qInterpreting Stories: Rebels in the Professoriateq (H.T. McCracken). (NKA)This time I did not look at the essay as a paper with a deadline. It was different, and new, and wonderful. This essay also helped me in other ways. By writing it I opened lines of communication with myself and others that I thought had been lost.

Title:Teaching College English and English Education
Author: H. Thomas McCracken, Richard Leslie Larson, Judith Entes
Publisher:National Council of Teachers - 1998

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