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Issues in English Teaching - Jon Davison

Issues in English Teaching

By: Jon Davison (Editor)

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Issues in English Teaching invites primary and secondary teachers of English to engage in debates about key issues in subject teaching.
The issues discussed include:
*the increasingly centralised control of the curriculum, assessment, and pedagogy in the school teaching of English in England and Wales as a result of initiatives such as the National Literacy Strategy
*new technologies which are transforming pupils' lived experience of literacy or literacies
*the accelerating globalisation of English and the independence of other versions of English from English Standard English. A National Curriculum with a nationalist perspective on language, literacy and literature cannot fully accommodate English
*what has become 'naturalised' and 'normalised' in English teaching, and the educational and ideological reasons for this
*hierarchies that have been created in the curriculum and pedagogy, identifying who and what has been given low status, excluded or marginalised in the development of the current model of English.
Issues in English Teaching will stimulate student teachers, NQTs, language and literacy co-ordinators, classroom English teachers and aspiring or practising Heads of English, to reflect on the identity or the subject, the principles and policies which, have determined practice, and those which should influence future practice.

Reading rights and responsibilities / Eve Bearne and Gabrielle Cliff Hodges -- Can teachers empower pupils as writers? / Carole King -- (Re)Defining literacy : how can schools define literacy on their own terms, and create a school culture that reflects that definition? / Hazel Bryan and Jo Westbrook -- The current status of oracy : a cause of (dis)satisfaction? / Teresa Grainger -- Drama sets you free - or does it? / Jonothan Neelands -- What is(n't) this subject called English? / Muriel Robinson -- 'Correct' or 'appropriate'? Is it possible to resolve the debate about which should be promoted in the classroom? / Chris Davies -- Variation in English : looking at the language from the outside / Stephen Bax -- Exploring other worlds : escaping linguistic parochialism / Adrian Holliday -- Student teachers and the experience of English : how do secondary student teachers view English and its possibilities? / Sue Leach -- The cultural politics of English teaching : what possibilities exist for English teachers to construct other approaches? / Nick Peim -- The canon : historical construction and contemporary challenges / Janet Maybin -- How should critical theory inform English teaching? / John Moss -- What has sexuality got to do with English teaching? / Viv Ellis -- Gender difference in achievement in English : a sign of the times? / Caroline Daly -- Literacy and social class / Jon Davison.

ISBN: 9780203021514
ISBN-10: 9781472588586
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 16th December 1999