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Gilbert, Francis – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
This article examines the author's interactions with the teaching strategy known as Reciprocal Teaching, sometimes also called Reciprocal Reading, which involves students learning to read collaboratively in small groups. Reciprocal Teaching typically involves students teaching each other by following a rubric of activities that are aimed at…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reciprocal Teaching, Reading Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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Morley, Colin – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
The exercise book has been a ubiquitous piece of school equipment since the advent of mass literacy. This case study explores three teenage boys' exercise books, my father's, mine and a Year 9 in my current school. One each from 1955, 1986 and 2016. It explores how the boys' writing within them was shaped and constructed, for what audience and for…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Case Studies, Educational History, Males
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Brady, Monica – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
Michael Young's notion of powerful knowledge is attractive to many: to teachers wishing the best for disadvantaged students, to neoliberal governments that continually stress the need for teachers and students to improve their performance. This essay takes issue with this understanding of education. Firstly, it shows how classrooms are mediated by…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Social Problems, Foreign Countries, Social Influences
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Dyches, Jeanne; Sams, Brandon L. – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
English teaching that satisfies curricula standards has often been siloed from instruction that advances the goals of social justice. Exasperated teachers may feel they can either meet the day-to-day demands of their profession or teach to dismantle social inequities, but not achieve the aims of both approaches. In this reflective practitioner…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Social Justice, Realism, Teaching Methods