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Jones, Ken – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
The article describes the increasing discrepancy between the curriculum policies of the Conservative government and the policy directions argued for by business organisations and other advocates of a human capital perspective in education. It traces some of the origins of the current Conservative preference for cultural rather than economic goals…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Neoliberalism, Political Attitudes
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Miranda, Norbella; Valencia Giraldo, Silvia – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This article examines the ideologies present in Colombian official policy for English language teaching (ELT) and traces the links between governmental planning for state-funded schools and school pedagogical practices. Building on analysis of interviews with policy agents, policymakers' pronouncements, documents and classroom observations, the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Knowledge Economy
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Idrus, Mohd Muzhafar; Ismail, Habibah; Abdullah, Hazlina; Baharun, Hazleena; Mat Saad, Noor Saazai; Darmi, Ramiaida; Puteh-Behak, Fariza; Harun, Haliza – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This paper investigates the impact of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) on the way English language teaching (ELT) is currently understood and practised in Malaysia. It presents a critical discourse analysis of newspaper texts in order to show how CEFR represents a form of Western-imposed globalisation that conflicts…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Doecke, Brenton – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This essay offers readings of three significant texts within the history of subject English: "The Teaching of English in England" (1921), "The Education of the Poetic Spirit" (1949), and "Growth Through English" (1967). These texts each yield valuable insights into what students and their teachers can learn through…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Educational History, Neoliberalism, Teacher Student Relationship