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Hanratty, Brian; McPolin, Peter – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This paper argues that there is scope for considerable change and improvement in the way in which Poetry is taught at Key Stage Two in Northern Ireland. In making this case for significant improvement, the paper has three interconnected parts. In the first part, a range of critical ideas highlight the richness of poetry as a literary genre.…
Descriptors: Poetry, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Instructional Improvement
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Elliott, Jenny – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
This paper explores a three-year Creative Professional Development programme for teachers which encourages them to develop their skills as writers and illustrators in order to bring creative and original ideas about writing and illustrating into their classroom practice. The implicit message within such a programme is that without it, teachers,…
Descriptors: Commercialization, Creativity, Accountability, Creative Teaching
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Lewis-Fokum, Yewande; Colvin, Carolyn – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2017
In an attempt to understand how a narrowed version of accountability in the form of high-stakes assessment deepens inequity rather than improves educational equity, we examine three education documents in Jamaica using critical discourse analysis. Our two research questions were: How did each government document position the Grade Four Literacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, Grade 4, Tests
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Williams, Sandra; Willis, Rachel – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2017
This article considers children's engagement with the "Ologies", a series of postmodern texts that blur the boundaries between fact and fiction. It follows on from a text-based analysis of the series published in this journal (22(3) 2015). Data collected from 9-12 year olds demonstrate how actual readers took up the invitation offered by…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Fantasy, Fiction, Postmodernism
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Coles, Jane – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2017
This article offers a case study account of a garden-themed poetry writing project run by a creative writing organisation in partnership with a class of 9-10-year-old children from a London primary school. I explore the concept of creativity which framed the five-week project and analyse the different ways in which the creative practitioner worked…
Descriptors: Creativity, Poetry, Creative Writing, Case Studies
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Safford, Kimberly – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
The research examined the impact on teachers of the grammar element of a new statutory test in Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) in primary schools in England. The research aimed to evaluate the nature and the extent of changes to the teaching of grammar and to wider literacy teaching since the introduction of the test in 2013. The research…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grammar, Language Tests, Interviews
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Gill, Prue – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
In this teaching memoir, time with a group of Ugandan teachers becomes the "awakening" or spur to leaf through memories of more than 40 years of life in the classroom. The moments chosen to relive afresh tell of practices which have largely been erased in curriculum discussion in Australia. Together they add up to an argument, more…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Personal Narratives, Democracy, Student Attitudes
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Roberts, Jenny – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
This essay challenges assumptions that those labelled as "high achievers" are in some way "held back" by those perceived as having lower initial capability. By exploring collaborative pedagogical approaches and focussing on my experiences with two students, with widely differing initial capabilities, and exploring how they have…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Ability, Ability Grouping, Grade 7
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Hibbin, Rebecca – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
The oral re-telling of traditional tales, modelled by a storyteller and taught to children in school, can be understood as "non-instrumental" practice in speaking and listening that emphasises oral language over the reading and writing of stories. While oral storytelling has significant benefits to children's education and development,…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Oral Language, Elementary School Students, Barriers
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Ware, Tessa – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
Starting with the writer's own experience as a reader, this article discusses poetry by Eric Roach, Derek Walcott, Linton Kwesi Johnson, John Agard, Edward Baugh, Michael Smith and Velma Pollard. It explores the sense of place felt by writer and reader, going on to analyse the poets' use of Nation Language, poetic metre and intertextuality in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poetry, Poets, Oral Tradition
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Bali, Reetu – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
This essay explores what the development of writing might look like and how it might take shape in a secondary English classroom. The study problematises current definitions of progress. In direct opposition to standards-driven models, I propose an alternative way of thinking about the development of writers through a series of narrative accounts…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, English Instruction, Grade 7, Secondary School Students
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Reid, Mark – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
This paper explores the processes behind drawing different kinds of inference from a single short film. It examines the range knowledge that groups of viewers are able to derive from listening to film sound, and from summarizing the work of a whole film, using the concepts of "aesthetic" and "efferent" reading set out by Louise…
Descriptors: Films, English Instruction, Elementary School Students, Inferences
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Jones, Sally Ann – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
This article, drawing on research which aimed to explore how young children read English in Singapore, demonstrates how nine-year-old Singaporean children's voluntary reading of series books served the dual purposes of enabling their membership of the peer group through culturated reading and the independent development of their reading skills and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, English (Second Language), Reading
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Franks, Anton; Thomson, Pat; Hall, Chris; Jones, Ken – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
What are possible overlaps between arts practice and school pedagogy? How is teacher subjectivity and pedagogy affected when teachers engage with arts practice, in particular, theatre practices? We draw on research conducted into the Learning Performance Network (LPN), a project that involved school teachers working with the Royal Shakespeare…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theater Arts, Faculty Development, English Literature
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Bryer, Theo; Lindsay, Morlette; Wilson, Rebecca – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
This article focuses on a tablet film-making project involving a group of English and Drama student teachers, their university tutors and a class of boys in a South London school. We reflect on the potential for learning about aspects of the curriculum that emerged from the technology we were using and the approach that we took. We explore how the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Film Production, English Instruction
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