This study of pre-service English teachers suggests benefits for exploring standard language ideology with new teachers of writing, such as increased awareness of the dilemmic positions occupied by teachers of writing and better understanding of the relationship between oral and written language. Implications include the need for writing teacher education to focus on the relationship between ideologies and enactment of specific methods, as pre-service teachers may face dilemmas related to beliefs about standard language and their positions as gatekeepers. Exploring additional subject positions for writing teachers, such as guide or language user, may help support stances that promote equitable writing instruction
McBee Orzulak, Melinda J.
"Gatekeepers and Guides: Preparing Future Writing Teachers to Negotiate Standard Language Ideology,"
Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education: Vol. 2
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/wte/vol2/iss1/5