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Description - Issues in English Teaching by Jon Davison

This text 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 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 and identifying who and what has been given low status or been excluded or marginalised in the development of the current model of English.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415206648
ISBN-10: 0415206642
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jon Davison

Jon Davison is Professor and Head of the School of Education at University College Northampton. His previous publications include Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School, Routledge 1998. John Moss is a Principal lecturer in English at Canterbury Christ Church University College and co-ordinator of the secondary PGCE English programme. His previous publications include Subject Mentoring in the Secondary School, Routledge 1997.

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