What Is English Teaching?

What Is English Teaching?

by Chris Davies
     
 

This book explores the question What is English Teaching? from a variety of perspectives, including teachers' beliefs about what they should be teaching, the views of the government, and the reality of young people's experiences in the 1990s. In particular, it explores the question of how - and even whether - the English subject area is capable of meeting its own, and… See more details below

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This book explores the question What is English Teaching? from a variety of perspectives, including teachers' beliefs about what they should be teaching, the views of the government, and the reality of young people's experiences in the 1990s. In particular, it explores the question of how - and even whether - the English subject area is capable of meeting its own, and the outside world's, expectations for teaching not only its specialist concerns, but also general literacy. The book explores ways in which the teaching of English might develop - for instance, by balancing its efforts evenly between literature study, media study and knowledge about language - and how it might contribute to wider literacy teaching, by sharing its distinctive teaching strategies with teachers of other subjects.

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An investigation into the expectations placed on English instruction from the perspectives of teachers, students, and government agents. Davies, an English instructor and trainer in Britain, reviews the status of English lessons, questions of literacy and literature, methodology, and the development of a British national curriculum in comparison with a New Zealand approach. Three teachers also contribute their analyses of classroom experiences teaching children reading and writing, as well as their recommended strategies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335194780
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
English, Language, and Education Series
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

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