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.

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

Forewordvii
Introduction1
Chapter 1Chat Room Musings: English Teaching in a Changing World11
Chapter 2A History Not Yet Past: Where Then Is Here?24
Chapter 3Uncertain Relations: English and Cultural Studies36
Chapter 4Passionate Contracts: Discursive Contradiction and Struggle in Secondary English Teacher Education Programs57
Chapter 5"Words Is Changin' Every Day": Language and Literacy in the Urban Contact Zone68
Chapter 6Tightrope Walkers: The Balancing and Unbalancing Act of Teaching Writing81
Chapter 7"Trying to Bend the Tree When It Is Already Grown": Spanning the Spectrum of African Diaspora Englishes in the College Writing Classroom92
Chapter 8Developing Critical Responses to Stories in Many Media106
Chapter 9Words and Windows: Using Technology for Critical Literacy117
Chapter 10Context, Text, and Tests: Issues in English Assessment in the United States132
About the Contributors147
Index151

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