4th Edition

English Teaching in the Secondary School Linking theory and practice

By Mike Fleming, David Stevens Copyright 2015
    284 Pages
    by Routledge

    284 Pages
    by Routledge

    English Teaching in the Secondary School is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of teaching English. This updated 4th edition has been revised to take into consideration changes in national policy, drawing on the most recent research and theory to produce engaging, practical ideas for use in the classroom. It challenges mechanistic and formulaic approaches to teaching, instead placing an emphasis on reflection, understanding and informed practice.

    Guiding students and new teachers through the whole process of English teaching in the secondary school, this edition has been fully updated to include:

    • a report of the most recent developments in national policy

    • discussion of multiple literacies and critical literacy

    • a new chapter on English as an additional language

    • a new chapter on cross curricular themes

    • new sections on approaches to the teaching of grammar

    • reflections on international developments in language teaching and their relevance

    • a guide to further reading on resources and research

    Written in an accessible style, with a wealth of advice and ideas, English Teaching in the Secondary School forms essential reading for all those training to become secondary English teachers.

    1 The English teacher and the curriculum

    2 Critical literacy, or literacy as critical to the teaching of English

    3 Knowledge about language

    4 Speaking and listening

    5 Reading

    6 Writing

    7 Planning

    8 Assessment

    9 Drama

    10 Poetry

    11 Media education

    12 Interdisciplinary English: the centrality of language for learning

    13 ICT

    14 English as an additional language

    15 Research and writing


    Mike Fleming is Emeritus Professor of Education in the School of Education, Durham University.

    David Stevens is PGCE English tutor in the School of Education, Durham University.