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Teaching English : Open University S - Susan Brindley

Teaching English

Open University S

By: Susan Brindley (Editor)

Paperback Published: 2nd December 1993
ISBN: 9780415102513
Number Of Pages: 291

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The place of English in the secondary curriculum has recently been the subject of intense debate in the general media as well as in education circles. This reader addresses the key issues of that debate in a way that is both accessible and lively. Separate sections cover the historical background to the debate, including the 1993 rewrite of the English Orders, the major teaching areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing, assessment and the contribution of research to classroom practice in English. Over half the chapters are specially commissioned, and look at some of the most controversial issues in the subject, such as the place of grammar and the teaching of Standard English. Novice English teachers will find this book an invaluable introduction to the complexities of their subject. For their more experienced colleagues, it will provide an essential means of keeping up to date with current thinking.

Introduction Part 1: An historical perspective 1. Shaping the image of the English teacher, Robert Protherough and Judith Atkinson 2. The new orthodoxy examined, John Marenbon 3. The National Curriculum in English, Brian Cox Part 2: Speaking and listening 4. The National Oracy project, John Johnson 5. Perspectives on oracy, Alan House 6. Planning for learning through talk, Jenny Des Fountain 7. Talking and assessment in secondary English, National Oracy Project 8. Bilingualism and oracy, Diana Cinamon 9. Standard English: the debate, Katharine Perera Part 3: Reading 10. Reading, Peter Traves 11. Making sense of media: from reading to culture, David Buckingham and Julian Sefton-Green 12. Information skills, Colin Harrison 13. Working within a new literacy, Sally Tweedle and Phil Moore 14. The centrality of literature, Alastair West 15. Teaching black literature, Suzanne Scafe 16. Teaching Shakespeare in schools, Rex Gibson 17. Balancing the books: modes of assessment in A level English literature, Stella Canwell and Jane Ogborn 18. How do they know its worth it? The untaught reading lessons, Margaret Meek Part 4: Writing 19. Writing, Brian Cox 20. The National Writing Project, Pam Czerniewska and Richard Landy 21. Teaching writing: process or genre? Janet Maybin 22. School students' writing: some principles, Michael Rosen 23. Writing in imagined contexts, Jonothan Neelands 24. Teaching poetry in the secondary school, John Taylor 25. Getting into grammar, Frances Smith and Mike Taylor Part 5: Research 26. Girls and literature: promise and reality, Susan Brindley 27. Knowledge about language in the curriculum, Ronald Carter 28. Vygotsky's contribution to pedagogical theory, James Britton

ISBN: 9780415102513
ISBN-10: 0415102510
Series: Open University S
Audience: Adult Education
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 291
Published: 2nd December 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1

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