Anne Whitney, Sheridan Blau, Alison Bright, Rosemary Cabe, Tim Dewar, Jason Levin, Roseanne Macias, and Paul Rogers – faculty and graduate students/alumni from the Gevirtz School at UC Santa Barbara – won the 2009 Conference on English Education (CEE) Janet Emig Award. The Emig Award is given annually to the article published in English Education that most contributes to the thinking about English teacher education and most informs research in the field. The authors won for their article “Beyond Strategies: Teacher Practice, Writing Process, and the Influence of Inquiry,” which was published in English Education in April 2008. The article reports on the results of a study conducted over a four-year period by the South Coast Writing Project, evaluating the impact of its inservice program in local schools. The research was funded by a grant from the National Writing Project.
The authors will be presented with certificates during the Conference on English Education Luncheon, Friday, November 20 at 12:30 pm, at the NCTE Annual Convention in Philadelphia, November 19–24, 2009. In addition, they will present their work during the CEE Awards Session scheduled on Friday, November 20 from 11 am – 12:15 pm.
English Education is the engaging, provocative quarterly journal that keeps CEE members abreast of important trends, research, and professional practices. English Education serves as a forum for discussion of issues related to (1) the nature of the discipline, especially as it spans all levels of instruction, and (2) the education and development of teachers of English at all levels.
[The award-winning authors are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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