Navigating the terrain of contemporary English education

Dalley-Trim, Leanne (2006) Navigating the terrain of contemporary English education. Words' Worth, 39 (3). pp. 3-9.

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Abstract

This paper was prepared for use-in an Undergraduate Secondary English Curriculum course. It was constructed with a view to introduce these stiJdents - pre-seNiee English teachers - to the discursive knowledges. and practices, or 'models', that have come to inform and continue to constitute Subject English, and to alert these students to the 'slippery' propo$ition of attempting to define the subject. Given recent 'attacks'in the press·on contemporary English teaching practices and syllabus documents, as marked out by tails to bring "mumbo jumbo' teaching to [an] end" (Slattery, 2005), it seems timely to (re)visit the complex phenomenon that is Subject English and the multifarious practices that haye come - ane( cOntinuE! - to constitute it.

Item ID: 9577
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: English; English education; secondary curriculum
Date Deposited: 14 May 2010 04:13
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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