Monday, January 9, 2012

Teachers and Research I


Conclusion: English teachers, for the most part, do not read research in their field of English Education.

Quote: “Hillocks shares Brandt’s concern for the lack of exchange between researchers and teachers. As evidence of this, he points to RTE’s (Research in the Teaching of English) low subscription numbers relative to the membership of NCTE (and relative to those of practitioner-oriented journals like Language Arts, English Journal, and College English), and to numerous studies indicating how little published research makes its way into secondary English methods courses for pre-service teachers.” P. 138.

Comment: Most English teachers do not read research in the field of English education. The next question is, why not? Shifted from classroom problems to research dealing with social issues. RayS.

Title: “100 Years of Research”:  Editors’ Introduction, M Dressman, J McCarthey, P. Prior. Research in the Teaching of English (November 2011), 133-140.

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