The Challenge of English in the National Curriculum [NOOK Book]

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The Challenge of English in the National Curriculum considers how particular aspects of a national curriculum can be reconciled with the best practice of the English teaching tradition. The authors are all practising teachers who look at the lessons of the past as well as their hopes for the future. Each chapter begins from a question raised by teachers when asked at in-service workshops about the issues which concerned them most. The chapters cover most of the more significant aspects of English within the ...
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The Challenge of English in the National Curriculum

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Overview

The Challenge of English in the National Curriculum considers how particular aspects of a national curriculum can be reconciled with the best practice of the English teaching tradition. The authors are all practising teachers who look at the lessons of the past as well as their hopes for the future. Each chapter begins from a question raised by teachers when asked at in-service workshops about the issues which concerned them most. The chapters cover most of the more significant aspects of English within the National Curriculum and vary from John Johnson's survey of practical ways to raise the standard of oracy to Nick Peim's suggestions for coping with Key Stage 4 which leads him to a radical questioning of the whole nature of English as a curriculum subject.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134876082
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/7/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

List of contributors
1 Introduction: whose curriculum? 1
2 Can we raise the standard of speaking and listening? 17
3 What is a reading curriculum? 30
4 How do we teach pre-twentieth-century literature? 48
5 What is the range of writing? 65
6 Can we assess and keep sane? A personal view 78
7 How do we teach grammar? 99
8 How can we teach Shakespeare? 119
9 What use are the new technologies? 134
10 What is left of drama and media? 146
11 Key Stage 4: back to the future? 164
Index 182
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