Rethinking English in Schools: Towards a New and Constructive Stage

Viv Ellis (Editor), Carol Fox (Editor), Brian Street (Editor)

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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 education.

This meticulously researched and well-written collection 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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon UK
PublisherContinuum International Publishing Group
Number of pages264
ISBN (Print)9780826499226
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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