By Nicholas McGuinn, David Stevens

At a time whilst school-based English is at risk of turning into reductive and mechanistic, the authors of this publication re-examine the elemental philosophy of English educating, assessment present perform and provide a pragmatic framework for brand new methods to educating this crucial subject.

The authors draw on fresh projects within the quarter, together with the nationwide Literacy technique, but additionally provide wider views at the formation and improvement of either English and English instructing in a latest society. this may support academics boost either a private philosophy and a severe viewpoint at the numerous traditions of English instructing in addition to on present projects and reforms. The e-book includes:

  • provocative quotations from writers, artists and thinkers
  • responses to key figures in glossy academic thought
  • exploration and improvement of the main parts, illuminating key matters, tensions and opportunities
  • practical chances for lecture room practice.

The paintings of educating Secondary English is a pragmatic and available source for everybody taken with English teaching.

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