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ERIC Number: EJ998326
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0155-2147
Why Did You Choose That Text? Influences on English Teachers' Choices of Reading Materials for Students
Hastie, Melanie; Sharplin, Elaine
English in Australia, v47 n2 p36-44 Sep 2012
This study explored English teachers' perspectives on the influences on their print text choices for study by Year 8, 9 and 10 students at three Christian schools in Perth, Western Australia (WA). A multiple-site case study was used to understand the phenomenon. Three teachers were selected at each school and data were collected through qualitative interviews and teaching documents. Data was inductively analysed using within and cross-case analysis. The study identified three overarching influences on English teachers' choices of print texts: student engagement, school context and teachers' beliefs. Mandated curriculum documents were found to have minimal influence on their choices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia