Beliefs about English in Australia

Patterson, A.J. (2000) Beliefs about English in Australia. In: Peel, R., Patterson, A., and Gerlach, J., (eds.) Questions of English: Ethics, aesthetics, rhetoric and the formation of the subject in England, Australia and the United States. Routledge/Falmer, London, England, pp. 254-282.

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[Extract] A number of 'beliefs ' about English could be discussed in this chapter. Rather than deciding in advance what they might be, Robin Peel, Jeanne Gerlach and I wanted first to canvass a wide range of opinions about English from students, teachers and other professionals involved in English Education. We used the data that emerged from these discussions, together with that drawn from readings of policy documents, government reports and theoretical and practical accounts of English in the countries in which we work, to identify and consider common beliefs about English. The beliefs discussed in this chapter thus represent the most commonly recurring theme in the Australian responses from a range of students involved in the study of English, and of English teaching, between 1994 and 1997, and in various government reports and policy statements released in Australia during the past two decades.

Item ID: 14291
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 0-415-19120-3
Keywords: english language & literature; language and ethics; teacher training
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2017 04:32
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified @ 51%
22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2202 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields > 220202 History and Philosophy of Education @ 49%
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