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ERIC Number: EJ1214038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0425-0494
English and the Politics of Knowledge
Yandell, John; Brady, Monica
English in Education, v50 n1 p44-59 2016
Drawing on observational evidence of two classes working on "Romeo and Juliet," one in England and the other in Palestine, this essay explores the nature of knowledge in relation to English as a school subject. It asserts the importance of paying attention to the resources that students, situated in culture and history, bring with them to the reading of a text. It seeks to contest a set of assumptions about 'powerful' knowledge as universal and transcendent, insisting that classrooms are places where meanings are made, not merely transmitted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 10; High Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Palestine; United Kingdom (England)