NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1120766
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0155-2147
Growth through Teaching
Frawley, Emily
English in Australia, v51 n3 p58-62 2016
This article explores one teacher-researcher's consideration of how the 50-year anniversary of the Dartmouth Seminar continues to influence and hold relevance for the teaching of English in Australian secondary schools. Particular attention is paid to the influence of John Dixon and the Personal Growth model of English. The author, an early career teacher, employs narrative inquiry in highlighting both the affordances and challenges for working under the Personal Growth model by examining two noteworthy classroom moments in her career to date: the teaching of Shakespeare in a high-stakes senior classroom, and the teaching of poetry in a junior classroom. The article concludes with a call for the prevailing valuing of Personal Growth approaches to English, despite the increasing challenges of standardised education.
Australian Association for the Teaching of English. English House, 416 Magill Road, Kensington Gardens, SA 5068 Australia. Tel: +61-8-8332-2845; Fax: +61-8-8333-0394; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A