Rethinking English in Schools : Towards a New and Constructive Stage, Hardback Book

Rethinking English in Schools : Towards a New and Constructive Stage Hardback

Edited by Viv Ellis, Carol Fox, Brian Street


Why should young people study a subject called English?

This question lies at the heart of this fascinating monograph, which brings together the diverse perspectives of many leading thinkers about English and literacy thinking.This meticulously researched and well-written study takes as its starting point the importance of the history of the subject in the formation of its constitution and its boundaries.

First and foremost, it proposes that questions of aims and values have informed these choices.

Equally, it suggests that returning to these educational questions helps us to understand curriculum and pedagogy in complex ways that a simple focus on content and methods neglects.

Curriculum and pedagogy bring learners, teachers, institutions and the wider society into the debate.Building upon the long tradition of socially critical work in English Education, this book provides a timely, original and distinctive opportunity to consider responses to the question 'why English?' as well as the more radical, 'why not?'


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 264 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Teaching of a specific subject
  • ISBN: 9780826499226



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