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Hardcastle, John; Clements, Simon – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
Peter Medway was an exceptionally able teacher, researcher and thinker, and his work throws light on governments, inspectors and educators. In the early 1960s, Peter met a theory which "established language as a major means of constructing our realities". Later, after teaching English in secondary schools for two decades, he reflected on…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Biographies, English Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Hardcastle, John – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2013
Evidence from a recent study of English teaching in three London schools in the post-war era suggests that changes to curriculum and pedagogy, commonly attributed by historians to the 1960s, were well underway in the 1950s. Major changes associated with "New English" occurred when teachers began taking the lives and experiences of their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Instruction, Educational Change, Educational History