"Issues in English Teaching" invites primary and secondary teachers of English to engage in debates about key issues in subject teaching. This book will stimulate student teachers, language and literacy coordinators and classroom English teachers to reflect on the identity of the subject, the principles and policies that have determined practice and those that 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.
Published: 16th December 1999