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ERIC Number: EJ1107668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
Solitary Reapers: Reading Cultural Interjections in a London School
Shah, Mehrunissa
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v21 n3 p215-222 2014
This essay explores the problematic nature of an enforced monolingual culture promoted by the current Conservative-led UK government. It comments upon the paradoxical nature of the 2014 curriculum that promotes heritage texts and "proper" English, when such poets embraced a Bakhtinian tolerance of languages. It focuses primarily upon the social relationships fostered with a Year 10 class by a new teacher within the English department in North London school. It questions the rejection of the Bullock Report and explores the importance of culture and linguistic interjections in pupils' negotiation of meaning in and outside the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (London)
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