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ERIC Number: EJ847294
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1175-8708
A Lonesome Road
Reed, Malcolm
English Teaching: Practice and Critique, v8 n1 p125-138 May 2009
In this semi-autobiographical short story, Malcolm Reed writes about English teachers' responsibilities towards the pupils they teach. This work grew from his insight that the armed forces have traditionally recruited from areas of high unemployment and low literacy. Reed taught for many years in an all-boys, secondary school in one of London's poorest boroughs with a disproportionately high concentration of Black students. This essay is a many-layered, unsettling story that draws real and fictional voices into a conversation that disturbs memories and poses fundamental questions about what teaching English involves. (Contains 9 footnotes.)
Wilf Malcolm Institute for Educational Research, University of Waikato. PB 3105, Hamilton, New Zealand. Tel: +64-7-858-5171; Fax: +64-7-838-4712; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)