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Driver, Duncan – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
English teachers select texts for the edifying qualities they possess: a good poem, novel or film can act both as a window looking out over different lives and as a powerful mirror for reflection. When teachers reflect on their professional practice, however, they generally look to education theory, to research or to action learning strategies.…
Descriptors: Poetry, Literary Criticism, English Teachers, English Instruction
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Smith, Lorna – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
It is now five years since the introduction of the current National Curriculum for English in England; it is just over 50 years since the Dartmouth Conference drew together American and English educationalists. This paper reports on a hermeneutic study that presents voices from the field of English teaching in England. It asks questions of today's…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Creative Teaching, National Curriculum, Hermeneutics
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Bomford, Kate – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This article takes as its starting-point four moments that occurred in the course of a year of teaching A-level English Literature in an inner-London sixth-form college. It argues that these moments represented forms of learning and experience that were valuable, but that fell outside the prevailing version of what (English) lessons are for. It…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, English Literature, Secondary School Students
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Nichols, Sue; Loh, Chin Ee – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
Popular culture images of reading tend to portray readers as solitary individuals deeply immersed in reading a single text in a quiet, undisturbed spot. Yet, in our documentation of adolescent students reading in Singapore secondary schools, we find that there are many ways and modes of reading, much of which is social in nature. Through the use…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Reading Habits
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Philp, Hannah – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This article looks at the ways in which the semiotics of authority are established and challenged during a secondary school English lesson on "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde". I focus on the utterances of one student and the context of the classroom in which she finds herself as a means to explore the ways in which pedagogic…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Secondary School Teachers, English Teachers, English Instruction
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Wheatley, Lance – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
How might English classrooms be spaces where Muslim students are empowered to recognise and resist Islamophobia? This qualitative study draws on theories of critical consciousness and Islamophobia to show how Bassim, a Muslim student, makes sense of Islamophobic encounters through the poetic and analytic writing he creates in his public high…
Descriptors: Muslims, Islam, Social Bias, Religious Cultural Groups
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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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Duck, Paul – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This essay draws on the work of Raymond Williams in identifying a shift from the attempt to have students engage with literary texts in personal terms to a concern, founded on theoretical innovation, that they should read at a more sophisticated level in order to discern the ideology of a given text. It argues that what Williams calls an…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, English Instruction, Literature, Innovation
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McGraw, Amanda; Mason, Mary – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
Based on a three-year project conducted in Australian secondary schools, this paper captures a developing disenchantment with reading in and for subject English. As part of an extended professional learning experience for teachers, students and their English teachers were interviewed and students were asked to draw reading. Paying attention to the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Reading Instruction, English Teachers, School Culture
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Song, Juyoung; Park, Joseph Sung-Yul – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
Using the notion of "structure of feeling" by Raymond Williams, this article seeks to illuminate an ideological understanding of Korean English teachers' anxiety and deep sense of insecurity in English language teaching (ELT). Through a discussion of how their anxiety is grounded deeply within unequal social relations and how they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Manning-Lewis, Tanya – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
Caribbean students are repeatedly engaged in rigid forms of writing to meet the requirements of external exams, which often leads to negative attitudes to writing. With current shifts to multimodal and multi-literate texts to engage students' multiple literacies in learning, students' creation of graphic novels in Caribbean English classrooms can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Newell, Sarah – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This essay explores the role of talk within the English classroom. Classroom talk (in its various forms) is not simply a method for sharing fixed systems of knowledge or information; it is the most useful mechanism for giving learners the space to develop new meanings and new ways of thinking about their surroundings. As soon as learners are…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Dialogs (Language), Adolescents, Small Classes
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Hancock, Rae – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
The affordances of the comic book medium facilitate individual, interpretive readings of narrative and as such challenge the notion of a single message or meaning. This article explores how secondary school students encounter and re-orientate themselves to personal concepts of religious and educational authority and authenticity as a consequence…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Biblical Literature, Religious Education, Secondary School Students
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Philp, Hannah – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
In this essay, I draw on the experience of reading "Hamlet" with a class of 11- and 12-Year-old boys in a London comprehensive school. I explore how a number of comments in my classroom reveal the complexities of my students' thinking about gender and sexuality in "Hamlet." I look at how these thoughts are difficult for the…
Descriptors: English Literature, Drama, Foreign Countries, Language Usage
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Bellis, Natalie; Garcia, Jessica – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
The tradition of teachers engaging in narrative-based inquiry is now well established, as is its value for creating situated knowledge about teaching. This reflexive autobiographical article weaves together narrative accounts around a senior literature classroom environment. The article features two voices: a teacher (Natalie Bellis) and a Year 12…
Descriptors: Literature, High Stakes Tests, Teaching Methods, Autobiographies
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