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ERIC Number: EJ1160888
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
Evolution and Contingency: Poetry, Curriculum and Culture in Victoria, Australia
Weaven, Mary; Clark, Tom
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v18 n1 p75-84 2011
This article explores the changing place of poetry studies in the broader English curriculum of Victoria, Australia. Its focus is on how students learning to become English teachers engage with poetry studies. Setting this problem within the context of pedagogical theory and evidence about the evolving Victorian curriculum, we have interviewed six first-year students to explore their perspectives on the study of poetry. A clear finding is that exposure to the study of poetry is very limited in Australia's secondary school system. A more surprising finding is that students do not clearly recognize their exposure to poetry studies as such.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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