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National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement (CELA) Records


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The Center on English Learning & Achievement (CELA) specializes in research, development, and services to improve literacy teaching and learning across the grades and subjects.


National Research Center on English Learning & Achievement (U.S.)
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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.

Includes the Center's published reports 1988-1995.

The collection has no series, arranged alphabetically.

All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by CELA.

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Converted to EAD, 2015 December

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Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement (CELA) Records, 1988-1999. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the CELA Records).

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1 1Applebee, A. A Study of Book-Length Works Taught in High School English Courses1989


1 2Applebee, A. The Teaching of Literature in Programs with Reputations for Excellence in English1989


1 3Applebee, A. Literature Instruction in American Schools1990


1 4Applebee, A. A Study of High School Literature Anthologies1991


1 5Applebee, A. Beyond the Lesson: Reconstructing Curriculum as a Domain for Culturally Significant Conversations1993


1 6Adams, H. The Difficulty of Difficulty1990


1 7Afferbach, P. and P. Johnston. Writing Language Arts Report Cards: Eleven Teachers' Conflicts of Knowing and Communicating1992


1 8Beach, R. and S. Hynds. Research on the Learning and Teaching of Literature: Selected Bibliography1989


1 9Blau, S. Building Bridges Between Literary Theory and the Teaching of Literature1993


1 10Bradley, J. Selected Bibliography of Materials and Approaches in the Learning and Teaching of LiteratureUndated


1 11Knoblauch, circa and L. Brannon. Teaching Literature in High School: A Teacher-Research Project1990


1 12DeFabio, R. Classroom as Text: Reading, Interpreting, and Critiquing1990


1 13Burke, S. Will Blake: Teaching and Learning Huckleberry Finn1990


1 14Chafe, W. Sources of Difficulty in the Processing of Written Language1990


1 15Close, E. How Did We Get Here: Seventh-Graders Sharing Literature1990


1 16Connolly, 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 York1989


1 17Danaher, J. Pullin' It All Together Karen Dunne: One Woman Workin' Too Hard1991


1 18DeFabio, R. Classroom as Text: Reading, Interpreting, and Critiquing a Literature Class1989


1 19DeLawter, J. Teaching Literature: From Clerk to Explorer1990


1 20Dias, P. Literary Reading and Classroom Constraints: Aligning Practice with Theory1990


1 21Elam, H. The Difficulty of Reading1990


1 22Forman-Pemberton circa Being There With Kevin Tucker1989


1 23McGill-Franzen, A. and circa Lanford. Exposing the Edge of the Preschool Curriculum: Teachers' Talk about Text and Children's Literary Understandings1993


1 24Hansson, G. Reading and Literature1990


1 25Hansbury-Zuendt, T. Voices Making Meaning: Reading the Texts with Tony Carrera1989


1 26Hynds, S. Questions of Difficulty in Literary Reading1991


1 27Hynds, S. Challenging Questions in the Literature Classroom1990


1 28Johnston, P., P. Weiss and P. Afferbach. Teachers' Evaluations of Teaching and Learning of Literacy and Literature1990


1 29Langer, J. Discussion as Exploration: Literature and the Horizon of Possibilities1991


1 30Langer, J. The Process of Understanding Literature1989


1 31Langer, J. Literary Understanding and Literature Instruction1991


1 32Langer, J. The Process of Understanding Literature. REPRINTED1989


1 33Marshall, J. Patterns of Discourse in Classroom Discussions of Literature1989


1 34Marshall, J., M. Klaques and R. Fehlman. Discussions of Literature in Middle-Track Classrooms1991


1 35Marhafer, D. The Heart and Soul of the Class1989


1 36Miller, S. Creating Change: Towards a Dialogic Pedagogy1992


1 37Nystrand, M. Making It Hard: Curriculum and Instruction as Factors in Difficulty of Literature1990


1 38Petrosky, A. To Teach (Literature)1991


1 39Probst, R. Five Kinds of Literary Knowing1990


1 40Purcell-Gates, V. On the Outside Looking In: A Study of Remedial Readers' Meaning-Making While Reading Literature1990


1 41Purves, A. Indeterminate Texts, Responsive Readers, and the Idea of Difficulty in Literature Learning1990


1 42Brody, P., circa Demilo and A. Purves. The Current State of Assessment in Literature1989


1 43Purves, A., H. Li, V. McCann and P. Renken. Student Perceptions of Achievement in School Literature1991


1 44Purves, A., H. Li and M. Shirk. Comparison of Measures of the Domain of Learning in Literature1990


1 45Purves, A., H. Li and M. Shirk. Prototype Measures of the Domain of Learning in Literature1991


1 46Quick, D. The Teacher as mentor-Guide: Joe Allen on Antigone.Undated


1 47Quick, D. The Mythmaker of Seneca1990


1 48Roberts, D., J. Langer and D. Strickland. Supporting the Process of Literary Understanding: Analysis of a Classroom Discussion1991


1 49Touponce, W. Literary Theory and the Notion of Difficulty1990


1 50Walmsley, S., A. Bronk and K. Weiss. School Book Clubs as Literacy Development: A Descriptive Study1994


1 51Walmsley, S.and T. Walp. Teaching Literature in Elementary School1989


1 52Walmsley, S. and L. Fielding. A Study of Second Graders' Home and School Literary Experience1991


1 53# 1.8. Purves, A. Towards a Revaluation of Reader Response and School Literature1993


1 54# 1.9. Allington, R. Reducing the Risk Integrating Language Arts in Restructured Elementary Schools1993


1 55# 1.10. Applebee, A. Toward Thoughtful Curriculum: Fostering Discipline-Based Conversation in the English Language Arts Classroom1994


1 56# 1.11. Applebee, A., R. Burroughs and A. Stevens. Shaping Conversations: A Study of Continuity and Coherence in High School Literature Curricula1994


1 57# 1.12. Allington, R. The Schools We Have, The Schools We Need1994


1 58# 2.19. Langer, J., circa Confer and M. Sawyer. Teaching Disciplinary Thinking in Academic Coursework1993


1 59# 2.21. McGill-Franzen, A. and circa Lanford. Exposing the Edge of the Preschool Curriculum: Teachers' Talk about Text and Children's Literary Understandings1993


1 60# 2.30. Guice, S. and G. Brooks. Access Denied: A Five-Year Study of Literacy Instruction Provided to Poor, Urban Elementary Children1997


1 61# 2.32. Swan, K. and circa Meskill. Multimedia and Response-Based Literature Teaching and Learning1997


1 62# 3.7. Kolanowski, K. Use of Portfolios in Assessment of Literature1997


1 63# 3.8. DeFabio, R. Characteristics of Student Performance as Factors in Portfolio Assessment1993


1 64# 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 Assessment1994


1 65# 3.10. Galbraith, M., J. Hennelly and A. Purves. Using Portfolios to Negotiate a Rhetorical Community1994


1 66# 7.3. Jordan, S. and A. Purves. Issues in the Responses of Students to Culturally Diverse Texts: A Preliminary Study1993


1 67# 7.9. Cliff, circa and S. Miller. Multicultural Dialogue in Literature-History Classes: The Dance of Creative and Critical Thinking1997


1 68# 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 Knowing1997


1 69# 7.11. Langer, J. Literacy Acquisition Through Literature1997