Art Of Teaching Secondary English, The

Art Of Teaching Secondary English, The

by Nicholas McGuinn, David Stevens
     
 

At a time when school-based English is in danger of becoming reductive and mechanistic, the authors of this book reconsider the fundamental philosophy of English teaching, evaluate current practice and offer a practical framework for new approaches to teaching this important subject.

The authors draw on recent initiatives in the area, including the National

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Overview

At a time when school-based English is in danger of becoming reductive and mechanistic, the authors of this book reconsider the fundamental philosophy of English teaching, evaluate current practice and offer a practical framework for new approaches to teaching this important subject.

The authors draw on recent initiatives in the area, including the National Literacy Strategy, but also offer wider perspectives on the formation and development of both English and English teaching in a modern society. This will help teachers develop both a personal philosophy and a critical perspective on the various traditions of English teaching as well as on current initiatives and reforms. The book includes:

  • provocative quotations from writers, artists and thinkers
  • responses to key figures in modern educational thought
  • exploration and development of the principle areas, illuminating key issues, tensions and opportunities
  • practical possibilities for classroom practice.

The Art of Teaching Secondary English is a practical and accessible resource for everyone involved in English teaching.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415298582
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/16/2005
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1The arts of English teaching1
2Romantically linked : notions of creativity29
3Romantic words and worlds51
4The challenge of 'instrumental rationality'73
5'Taking the mind to other things' : romanticism and the new technologies95
6Romantic culture and the intercultural imperative117

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