Debates in English Teaching

Edited by Jon Davison, Caroline Daly, John Moss

© 2011 – Routledge

218 pages

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About the Book

What are the key debates in English teaching today?

Debates in English Teaching explores the major issues all English teachers encounter in their daily professional lives. It engages with established and contemporary debates, promotes and supports critical reflection and aims to stimulate both novice and experienced teachers to reach informed judgements and argue their point of view with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding.

Key issues debated include:

  • the professional identity of English teachers
  • attitudes to correctness in grammar and standard English
  • the importance of the media and new technologies
  • social class and literacy
  • the nature of the dialogic classroom
  • the role of wider reading
  • the politics of early literacy.

With its combination of expert opinion and fresh insight, Debates in English Teaching is the ideal companion for all student and practising teachers engaged in initial training, continuing professional development and master’s level study.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations List of contributors 1. Debates in English Teaching John Moss 2. The Professional Identity of English Teachers Andy Goodwyn 3. The Dialogic Classroom Frank Hardman 4. A New Theory and Model of Writing Development Richard Andrews 5. Living Language, Live Debates: Grammar and Standard English Debra Myhill 6. The Politics of Early Literacy Kathy Goouch 7. Whatever happened to the Literacy Hour? Hazel Bryan and Jo Westbrook 8. Access, Choice and Time: a guide to wider reading in schools Jo Westbrook 9. From Beowulf to Batman: connecting English and Media Education Andrew Burn 10. The ‘Real World’ of Technologies: what kinds of professional development are needed for English teachers? Caroline Daly 11. Creativity in English Teaching and Learning Sue Dymoke 12. English and Inclusion John Yandell 13. Literacy and Social Class Jon Davison Bibliography Index

About the Editors

Jon Davison has been Professor of Teacher Education in four universities including the Institute of Education, University of London, UK, where he was also Dean.

Caroline Daly is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK.

John Moss is Dean of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU010000
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDU025000
EDUCATION / Secondary