I was proud to have been able to work with Elizabeth Spalding and Miles Myers to study James Moffett’s legacy to the English Journal. Our study was published  (January, 2012) in the Centennial edition of the English Journal.
First Paragraph Excerpt: English Journal 101.3 (2012): 26–33

Link to published article:

https://secure.ncte.org/store/2012-january-english-journal-v101-3

Copyright by the National Council of Teachers of English. All Rights Reserved.

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Elizabeth Spalding, Damian C. Koshnick, and Miles Myers

James Moffett’s Legacy to English Journal

James Moffett 1929-96

“I went to grade school in Jackson, Mississippi, and a big high school in Toledo, Ohio. I had a conventional education, and I accepted it all; I never questioned anything. I just did whatever they told me.” —James Moffett, 1994 Interview (Schroeder and Boe)

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Who would have predicted that this compliant young man would grow up to be a leading thinker of the English profession, who questioned everything and accepted only a little? With the 1968 publication of his companion volumes—Teaching the Universe of Discourse, which provided the theoretical underpinnings of his practice-oriented, and A Student-Centered Language Arts Curriculum —James Moffett (1929–96) became a major influence on the teaching of secondary English in the English-speaking world. We can think of no more fitting an occasion or outlet for examining his legacy to us than the 100th anniversary of English Journal, the NCTE journal dedicated to the work of secondary classroom teachers.

For full article, see: https://secure.ncte.org/store/2012-january-english-journal-v101-3.

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One thought on “NCTE Link to Our Recent English Journal Article on James Moffett’s Legacy

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