Teaching English Today: Advocating Change in the Secondary Curriculum / Edition 1

Teaching English Today: Advocating Change in the Secondary Curriculum / Edition 1

by Barrie Barrell, John Mayher, Gordon Pradl, Roberta Hammett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807744778

ISBN-13: 9780807744772

Pub. Date: 05/26/2004

Publisher: Teachers College Press

This book offers a rare examination of the secondary English curriculum, focusing on current trends and looking pragmatically at reform initiatives. Providing both a review and a heads-up about what's new -- or what should be new -- in English classrooms.  See more details below

Overview

This book offers a rare examination of the secondary English curriculum, focusing on current trends and looking pragmatically at reform initiatives. Providing both a review and a heads-up about what's new -- or what should be new -- in English classrooms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807744772
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
05/26/2004
Series:
Language and Literacy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction1
Ch. 1Chat room musings : English teaching in a changing world11
Ch. 2A history not yet past : where then is here?24
Ch. 3Uncertain relations : English and cultural studies36
Ch. 4Passionate contracts : discursive contradiction and struggle in secondary English teacher education programs57
Ch. 5"Words is changin' every day" : language and literacy in the urban contact zone68
Ch. 6Tightrope walkers : the balancing and unbalancing act of teaching writing81
Ch. 7"Trying to bend the tree when it is already grown" : spanning the spectrum of African diaspora engushes in the college writing classroom92
Ch. 8Developing critical responses to stories in many media106
Ch. 9Words and windows : using technology for critical literacy117
Ch. 10Context, text, and tests : issues in English assessment in the United States132

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