Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School: A Companion to School Experience

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Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the series editors of Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School, particularly Sue Capel and, at Routledge, Helen Fairlie for their guidance and support.

Permission to use materials has been granted as follows:

'GCSE '98: What's the Difference?' (English and Media Magazine, 34, summer 1996, pp. 21-26), by the English and Media Centre.

'GCSE English: The Background to the Current Concerns' (NATE News, spring 1994, p. 9), by NATE.

Permission to print 'The Writer', by Sujata Bhatt, from Jumping Across Worlds (Bhinda, ed., 1994, NATE), originally published in Brunizem (Bloom, Carcanet) has been given by Carcanet Press.

Permission to print 'Don' Go Ova Dere' by Valerie Bloom from Duppy Jamboree (Bloom, 1992, Cambridge University Press) has been given by Valerie Bloom and Cambridge University Press.

Permission to print 'Youth and Age' from Catching the Spider by John Mole (Mole, 1990, Blackie) has been given by John Mole.

'Skills', by Anne Stevenson, from Four and a Half Dancing Men (Stevenson, 1993, Oxford University Press) has been printed by permission of Oxford University Press. 'The Fair' by Vernon Scannell was taken from Vernon Scannell's Selected Poems (Allison and Busby) and has been reproduced by permission of the author.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Acknowledgements xiv
  • Introduction to the Series xv
  • Introduction to the Second Edition xvii
  • Introduction to the First Edition xix
  • 1 - Which English? 1
  • 2 - Battles for English 18
  • Further Reading 37
  • 3 - Working with the National Curriculum 38
  • 4 - The National Literacy Strategy 63
  • 5 - Speaking and Listening 87
  • 6 - Reading 109
  • 7 - Writing 134
  • 8 - Teaching Language and Grammar 155
  • 9 - New(Ish) Literacies: Media and Ict 169
  • References 198
  • 10 - Drama 199
  • Further Reading 219
  • 11 - Approaching Shakespeare 220
  • 12 - Possibilities with Poetry 238
  • 13 - Teaching English At 262
  • 14 - Teaching English: Critical Practice 284
  • Bibliography 298
  • Index 307
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