M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives


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Administrative History

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National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement (CELA)
Administrative History

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Founded in 1988 as the National Research Center on Literature Teaching and Learning, the Center's scope and focus was broadened in March 1996, as a result of a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Renamed to the National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement, CELA is dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of English and language arts. CELA's research seeks to learn what elements of curriculum, instruction, and assessment are essential to developing high literacy and how schools can best help students achieve success. The organization provides that information to teachers, schools, and communities so that they can choose the approaches that will work with their students.

National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement (CELA)
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Box 1

Report Series, 1988- , (arranged alphabetically)

Applebee, A. A Study of Book-Length Works Taught in High School English Courses. 1989
Applebee, A. The Teaching of Literature in Programs with Reputations for Excellence in English. 1989
Applebee, A. Literature Instruction in American Schools. 1990
Applebee, A. A Study of High School Literature Anthologies. 1991
Applebee, A. Beyond the Lesson: Reconstructing Curriculum as a Domain for Culturally Significant Conversations. 1993
Adams, H. The Difficulty of Difficulty. 1990
Afferbach, P. and P. Johnston. Writing Language Arts Report Cards: Eleven Teachers' Conflicts of Knowing and Communicating. 1992
Beach, R. and S. Hynds. Research on the Learning and Teaching of Literature: Selected Bibliography. 1989
Blau, S. Building Bridges Between Literary Theory and the Teaching of Literature. 1993
Bradley, J. Selected Bibliography of Materials and Approaches in the Learning and Teaching of Literature. (no date)
Knoblauch, circa and L. Brannon. Teaching Literature in High School: A Teacher-Research Project. 1990
DeFabio, R. Classroom as Text: Reading, Interpreting, and Critiquing. 1990
Burke, S. Will Blake: Teaching and Learning Huckleberry Finn. 1990
Chafe, W. Sources of Difficulty in the Processing of Written Language. 1990
Close, E. How Did We Get Here: Seventh-Graders Sharing Literature. 1990
Connolly, A. Taking the Fear Away from Learning: Observations of Contemporary Fiction Taught by Carol Johnson at the Chestnut Hill School in a City in New York. 1989
Danaher, J. Pullin' It All Together Karen Dunne: One Woman Workin' Too Hard. 1991
DeFabio, R. Classroom as Text: Reading, Interpreting, and Critiquing a Literature Class. 1989
DeLawter, J. Teaching Literature: From Clerk to Explorer. 1990
Dias, P. Literary Reading and Classroom Constraints: Aligning Practice with Theory. 1990
Elam, H. The Difficulty of Reading. 1990
Forman-Pemberton circa Being There With Kevin Tucker. 1989
McGill-Franzen, A. and circa Lanford. Exposing the Edge of the Preschool Curriculum: Teachers' Talk about Text and Children's Literary Understandings. 1993
Hansson, G. Reading and Literature. 1990
Hansbury-Zuendt, T. Voices Making Meaning: Reading the Texts with Tony Carrera. 1989
Hynds, S. Questions of Difficulty in Literary Reading. 1991
Hynds, S. Challenging Questions in the Literature Classroom. 1990
Johnston, P., P. Weiss and P. Afferbach. Teachers' Evaluations of Teaching and Learning of Literacy and Literature. 1990
Langer, J. Discussion as Exploration: Literature and the Horizon of Possibilities. 1991
Langer, J. The Process of Understanding Literature. 1989
Langer, J. Literary Understanding and Literature Instruction. 1991
Langer, J. The Process of Understanding Literature. REPRINTED. 1989
Marshall, J. Patterns of Discourse in Classroom Discussions of Literature. 1989
Marshall, J., M. Klaques and R. Fehlman. Discussions of Literature in Middle-Track Classrooms. 1991
Marhafer, D. The Heart and Soul of the Class. 1989
Miller, S. Creating Change: Towards a Dialogic Pedagogy. 1992
Nystrand, M. Making It Hard: Curriculum and Instruction as Factors in Difficulty of Literature. 1990
Petrosky, A. To Teach (Literature). 1991
Probst, R. Five Kinds of Literary Knowing. 1990
Purcell-Gates, V. On the Outside Looking In: A Study of Remedial Readers' Meaning-Making While Reading Literature. 1990
Purves, A. Indeterminate Texts, Responsive Readers, and the Idea of Difficulty in Literature Learning. 1990
Brody, P., circa Demilo and A. Purves. The Current State of Assessment in Literature. 1989
Purves, A., H. Li, V. McCann and P. Renken. Student Perceptions of Achievement in School Literature. 1991
Purves, A., H. Li and M. Shirk. Comparison of Measures of the Domain of Learning in Literature. 1990
Purves, A., H. Li and M. Shirk. Prototype Measures of the Domain of Learning in Literature. 1991
Quick, D. The Teacher as mentor-Guide: Joe Allen on Antigone.
Quick, D. The Mythmaker of Seneca. 1990
Roberts, D., J. Langer and D. Strickland. Supporting the Process of Literary Understanding: Analysis of a Classroom Discussion. 1991
Touponce, W. Literary Theory and the Notion of Difficulty. 1990
Walmsley, S., A. Bronk and K. Weiss. School Book Clubs as Literacy Development: A Descriptive Study. 1994
Walmsley, S.and T. Walp. Teaching Literature in Elementary School. 1989
Walmsley, S. and L. Fielding. A Study of Second Graders' Home and School Literary Experience. 1991

Report Series, 1988- , (arranged numerically)

# 1.8. Purves, A. Towards a Revaluation of Reader Response and School Literature. 1993
# 1.9. Allington, R. Reducing the Risk Integrating Language Arts in Restructured Elementary Schools. 1993
# 1.10. Applebee, A.

Toward Thoughtful Curriculum: Fostering Discipline-Based Conversation in the English Language Arts Classroom. 1994
# 1.11. Applebee, A., R. Burroughs and A. Stevens. Shaping Conversations: A Study of Continuity and Coherence in High School Literature Curricula. 1994
# 1.12. Allington, R. The Schools We Have, The Schools We Need. 1994
# 2.19. Langer, J., circa Confer and M. Sawyer. Teaching Disciplinary Thinking in Academic Coursework. 1993
# 2.21. McGill-Franzen, A. and circa Lanford. Exposing the Edge of the Preschool Curriculum: Teachers' Talk about Text and Children's Literary Understandings. 1993
# 2.30. Guice, S. and G. Brooks. Access Denied: A Five-Year Study of Literacy Instruction Provided to Poor, Urban Elementary Children. 1997
# 2.32. Swan, K. and circa Meskill. Multimedia and Response-Based Literature Teaching and Learning. 1997
# 3.7. Kolanowski, K. Use of Portfolios in Assessment of Literature. 1997
# 3.8. DeFabio, R. Characteristics of Student Performance as Factors in Portfolio Assessment. 1993
# 3.9. Jordan, S.and A. Purves. The Metaphor of the Portfolio and the Metaphors in Portfolios: The Relation of Classroom-Based to Large-Scale Assessment. 1994
# 3.10. Galbraith, M., J. Hennelly and A. Purves. Using Portfolios to Negotiate a Rhetorical Community. 1994
# 7.3. Jordan, S. and A. Purves. Issues in the Responses of Students to Culturally Diverse Texts: A Preliminary Study. 1993
# 7.9. Cliff, circa and S. Miller. Multicultural Dialogue in Literature-History Classes: The Dance of Creative and Critical Thinking. 1997
# 7.10. Tryzna, G. and S. Miller. A Case Study of Learning in an Integrated Literature-History Class: Personal Narrative, Critical Reflection, and Kris's Way of Knowing. 1997
# 7.11. Langer, J. Literacy Acquisition Through Literature. 1997

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