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Debates in English Teaching : Debates in Subject Teaching - Jon Davison

Debates in English Teaching

Debates in Subject Teaching

By: Jon Davison (Editor), Caroline Daly (Editor)

Paperback Published: 13th December 2010
ISBN: 9780415569163
Number Of Pages: 217

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What are the key debates in English teaching today?

Debates in English Teaching explores the major issues all English teachers encounter in their daily professional lives. It engages with established and contemporary debates, promotes and supports critical reflection and aims to stimulate both novice and experienced teachers to reach informed judgements and argue their point of view with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding.

Key issues debated include:

  • the professional identity of English teachers
  • attitudes to correctness in grammar and standard English
  • the importance of the media and new technologies
  • social class and literacy
  • the nature of the dialogic classroom
  • the role of wider reading
  • the politics of early literacy.

With its combination of expert opinion and fresh insight, Debates in English Teaching is the ideal companion for all student and practising teachers engaged in initial training, continuing professional development and master's level study.

List of illustrationsp. vii
Notes on contributorsp. viii
Series editors' introduction to the seriesp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introduction: educational discourses in Debates in English Teachingp. 1
Becoming an English teacher: identity, self-knowledge and expertisep. 18
Promoting a dialogic pedagogy in English teachingp. 36
A new theory and model of writing developmentp. 48
Living language, live debates: grammar and Standard Englishp. 63
The politics of early literacyp. 78
'Whatever happened to the Literacy Hour?'p. 89
Access, choice and time: a guide to wider reading in schoolsp. 104
Prom Beowulf to Batman: connecting English and media educationp. 117
The 'real world' of technologies: what kinds'of professional development are needed for English teachers?p. 131
Creativity in English teaching and learningp. 142
English and inclusionp. 157
Literacy and social classp. 169
Bibliographyp. 188
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9780415569163
ISBN-10: 0415569168
Series: Debates in Subject Teaching
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 217
Published: 13th December 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1