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ERIC Number: EJ1120752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0155-2147
History * Autobiography * Growth: (Fifty Years since Dartmouth)
Doecke, Brenton
English in Australia, v51 n3 p33-39 2016
This essay explores how my professional experiences as an English educator have been shaped by the values and beliefs that are typically associated with the Dartmouth Seminar of 1966 as they were presented by John Dixon in his immensely influential report of that seminar, "Growth Through English." Rather than seeing "Growth" pedagogy as some kind of all-embracing orthodoxy to which I gave my unswerving allegiance, I tease out the ways that I have operated both inside and outside the model of English teaching that Dixon advocated, cultivating a reflexive awareness of my identity as an English teacher even as I espoused the values and knowledge of "Growth."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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