ERIC Number: ED453532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Questions of English: Ethics, Aesthetics, Rhetoric and the Formation of the Subject in England, Australia and the United States.
Peel, Robin; Patterson, Annette; Gerlach, Jeanne
This book sets out to map the development of English as a subject and how it has come to encompass the diversity of ideas that currently characterize it. Drawing on a combination of historical analysis and recent research findings, it brings together and compares important new insights on curriculum development and teaching practices from England, Australia, and the United States. The book discusses the place of English in the elementary schools and universities; the development of teacher training and the variety of ways in which teachers build their own beliefs about knowledge about English; the relationship between the teaching of English and the formation of the citizen and the international move towards outcomes based assessment. After a preface and an introduction by Robin Peel, essays in Part I (England: Questions of History, Theory and Curriculum) are: (1) "'English' in England: Its History and Transformations" (Robin Peel); (2) "Beliefs about 'English' in England" (Robin Peel); and (3) "Shaping the English Specialist: Initial Teacher Training for English Teachers in England" (Robin Peel). Essays in Part II (Australia: Questions of Pedagogy) are: (4) "English in Australia: Its Emergence and Transformations" (Annette Patterson); (5) "Beliefs about English in Australia" (Annette Patterson); and (6) "Shaping the Specialist: Initial Teacher Training for English Specialists in Australia" (Annette Patterson). Essays in Part III (United States: Questions of Practice and Individual Expression) are: (7) "Teaching English in the United States" (Jeanne Gerlach); (8)"Beliefs about 'English' in the United States" (Jeanne Gerlach); and (9) "Shaping the Specialist: Requirements of Programmes Leading to Teacher Certification in the United States" (Jeanne Gerlach). Part IV (Shared Questions, Different Answers: Different Questions, Shared Answers) offers the essay: (10) "English for the Twenty-First Century?" (Robin Peel, Annette Patterson, and Jeanne Gerlach). Appendixes contain two survey instruments and a list of skills graduates will need for the new careers of the 21st century. (RS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, English Curriculum, English Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Outcome Based Education, Teaching Methods
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; United Kingdom (England); United States