ERIC Number: EJ1107553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Reference Count: 3
"Staying on Task": What Constitutes Classwork in Peter Medway's "Finding a Language"?
Pangilinan, J. P.
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v22 n3 p277-281 2015
In "Finding a Language", Peter Medway addresses questions of central importance to English teaching--questions of curriculum and of pedagogy. How he addresses these questions provides a sharp contrast to the current orthodoxies of a rigidly prescriptive national curriculum and a closely monitored regime of objective-led, skills-based teaching. Medway's work reminds English teachers today of the importance of pedagogic relations based not on coercion but rather on a fundamental respect for students' autonomy.
Descriptors: English Curriculum, English Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Centered Curriculum, Personal Autonomy, Educational Practices, Intellectual History, Change Agents
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