Presenting an informed view of current educational policy, this text encourages students of secondary English to take a creative and independent interpretation of government initiatives in order to achieve effective teaching practice. It provides a good balance of theoretical material with practical ideas for application in the classroom and strongly encourages reflection and critical thought. This new edition includes:
Written in an accessible and conversational style, this text poses an excellent degree of challenge for all students on initial teacher training courses.
'English Teaching in the Secondary School is already a core text on our PGCE reading list and should be essential reading for anyone beginning their English teaching career.' - English Drama Media, The Professional Journal of the National Association for the Teaching of English
Introduction; The English teacher and the National Curriculum; Key stage 3 and the strategy; Knowledge about language; Speaking and listening; Reading; Writing; Planning; Assessment; Drama; Teaching poetry; Media education; ICT; English at key stage 4; Post 16 English; Inclusion.