At a time when school-based English is in danger of becoming reductive and mechanistic, the authors of this book reconsider the fundamental philosophy of English teaching, evaluate current practice and offer a practical framework for new approaches to teaching this important subject.
The authors draw on recent initiatives in the area, including the National Literacy Strategy, but also offer wider perspectives on the formation and development of both English and English teaching in a modern society. This will help teachers develop both a personal philosophy and a critical perspective on the various traditions of English teaching as well as on current initiatives and reforms. The book includes:
The Art of Teaching Secondary English is a practical and accessible resource for everyone involved in English teaching.
'Written by two distinguished authors, it contains genuinely interesting ideas and speaks with passion about the subject.' - Geoff Barton, King Edward VI School, Suffolk
'The book makes an interesting contribution to the present debate about the priorities of the English curriculum.' - EnglishDramaMedia