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Su, Chao – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
In this paper, I narrate the long process of my encounters with English language learning and teaching, manifesting characteristics of English teaching at different levels of schools in mainland China. After viewing the limitations of English teaching in mainland China from my fresh point of view as a UK visiting scholar, some suggestions are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ng, Chiew Hong – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2017
In this paper I explore four groups of pre-service teachers' teaching of critical literacy in microteaching to examine how they translated critical literacy into teaching practice for secondary/upper middle grade students (the role played by peers undergoing microteaching). Firstly I discuss some key concepts and outline the pedagogical framework…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Critical Literacy, Microteaching, Foreign Countries
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Takahashi, Reiko – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2017
Over the decades, efforts have been made to incorporate diverse perspectives on World Englishes into English Language Teaching (ELT) practice and teaching materials. To date, the majority of ELT learners and teachers have not yet been exposed to materials which use and explore non-standard forms of English. This paper examines the attitudes of…
Descriptors: Japanese, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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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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Railton, Nikki – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
This essay charts the experiences of a group of Year 10 students studying literature together. I challenge the current educational thinking that the literature classroom should consist exclusively of a set of canonised texts handed down from teacher to student. Instead I consider the importance of ensuring students have space to explore themselves…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Oral Language, Story Telling, Grade 9
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Johnson, Latrise – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
Literacy classrooms are places of tension in the shaping of literate identities for Black male students because of classroom and cultural mismatch, racialized literacy beliefs and deficit views of Black male literacy achievement. However, research on connections between students' out-of-school literacy and academic literacy participation tells a…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, African American Students, Males, Literacy
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Bryer, Theo – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2013
This account of the making and sharing of self-authored digital videos in a Year 5 classroom focuses on the way that the children appear to be influenced by their awareness of audience. Drawing on evidence of video observation, written and moving image texts produced by the children and semi-structured interviews with them, I examine the factors…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Video Technology, Audiences, Observation
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Wissman, Kelly; Costello, Sean; Hamilton, Diane – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2012
This article explores the experiences and literacy practices of an adolescent boy enrolled in an academic support class, in which students received an open-ended invitation to respond to S.E. Hinton's novel "The Outsiders" with the software programme Comic Life. In constructing this "telling case", we highlight how traditional…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Males, Literacy Education, Novels
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Cruice, Mari – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2012
This article is a piece of "fiction written under oath." It reports two key findings of a doctoral research project, which investigated English teachers' reactions to the abolition of Year 9 SATs in England and in Wales. The research showed that in both countries, English teachers' pedagogical repertoires have widened as a result of the…
Descriptors: Research Projects, English Teachers, Teacher Response, Educational Practices
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Pantaleo, Sylvia; Bomphray, Alexandra – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2011
During two multifaceted, classroom-based research projects, Grade 7 students had opportunities to develop their understanding of metafictive devices and art and design elements by reading a selection of picturebooks and graphic novels. The students also had the opportunity to apply their knowledge and create their own multimodal print texts. This…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Picture Books, Cartoons, Novels
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Richards, Francesca – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2010
This paper reports a school-based investigation into revision as a means of improving writing in the English classroom. It suggests that although pupils tend to perceive revision as a teacher-directed, discrete stage in the writing process, during revision they engage in independent questioning, evaluation and employ a working model of audience as…
Descriptors: Writing Improvement, English Instruction, Revision (Written Composition), Investigations