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The Art of Teaching Secondary English : Innovative and Creative Approaches - Nicholas McGuinn

The Art of Teaching Secondary English

Innovative and Creative Approaches

Paperback Published: 27th May 2004
ISBN: 9780415298599
Number Of Pages: 168

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At a time when school-based English is in danger of becoming reductive and mechanistic, the authors of this book reconsider the fundamental philosophy of English teaching, evaluate current practice and offer a practical framework for new approaches to teaching this important subject.

The authors draw on recent initiatives in the area, including the National Literacy Strategy, but also offer wider perspectives on the formation and development of both English and English teaching in a modern society. This will help teachers develop both a personal philosophy and a critical perspective on the various traditions of English teaching as well as on current initiatives and reforms. The book includes:


  • provocative quotations from writers, artists and thinkers

  • responses to key figures in modern educational thought

  • exploration and development of the principle areas, illuminating key issues, tensions and opportunities

  • practical possibilities for classroom practice.

The Art of Teaching Secondary English is a practical and accessible resource for everyone involved in English teaching.

The Arts of English Teaching
Romantically Linked: Notions of Creativity
Romantic Words and Worlds
The Challenge of Instrumental Rationality
Taking the Mind to Other Things: Romanticism and the New Technologies
Romantic Culture and the Intercultural Imperative
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ISBN: 9780415298599
ISBN-10: 0415298598
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 27th May 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.75  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1