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ERIC Number: EJ1133927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
"We Not I" Not "I Me Mine": Learning from Professional Memory about Collectivist English Teaching
Tarpey, Paul
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v24 n1 p103-117 2017
This article investigates the professional memories of English teachers who began their careers between 1965 and 1975. The teachers began their careers in circumstances that offered opportunities to work in collectivist ways. Their memories reveal a strong collective identity, a powerful sense of agency and a critical engagement with the aims of English teaching. It is argued that by exploring these memories, and by re-imagining English as a "relational" or "heteroglossial" activity, current practitioners might find inspiration to work collectively and collaboratively to challenge dominant conceptions of the subject.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)
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