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ERIC Number: EJ793061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
A-Level English Literature and the Problem of Transition
Atherton, Carol
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v5 n1 p65-76 2006
This article considers the transition from A-level to degree-level study from the schoolteacher's point of view. It highlights the conflicting subject philosophies that exist at A level, and the resistance to the revised English of Curriculum 2000 that has been apparent in debates about the nature of English Literature post-16. Its main argument is that teachers of English in higher education need to be alert to these issues in order to understand the difficulties that first-year students often experience, recognizing that the "problem of transition" is as much a problem of epistemology as of pedagogy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)