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Noble, Susan – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2018
This article looks in detail at the constraints imposed on teachers of English by current examination syllabuses, and at how approaches developed through the Key Stage 3 (KS3) offer and the innovative Excellent Futures Curriculum at Stanley Park High School, Carshalton enable KS4 students to be more securely and fruitfully engaged as readers,…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness
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Collinson, Craig – British Journal of Special Education, 2018
In this article I mount an attack on the problematic conceptions of literacy that lie behind the Standards and Testing Agency's 2015 "Interim Teacher Assessment Frameworks at the End of Key Stage 2" and the "Key Stage 2 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Tests." I employ an object of comparison (a philosophical method),…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Comparative Analysis, Literacy, English Curriculum
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Kozikoglu, Ishak – Educational Research Quarterly, 2018
Bloom's taxonomy for the classification of the objectives in cognitive domain was developed in mid 1950s and this taxonomy was revised by a group with Anderson and Krathwohl by making some changes and revisions. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the objectives of 8th grade English curriculum and TEOG exam questions (national assessment…
Descriptors: Classification, Taxonomy, Grade 8, English Curriculum
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Doecke, Brenton; Mead, Philip – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2018
This essay poses the question of the role that literary knowledge plays in subject English. It thus engages with current debates, largely prompted by Michael Young's call to 'bring knowledge back in', about the need to restore academic knowledge as the basis of the school curriculum. We take issue with Young's understanding of knowledge, arguing…
Descriptors: English, English Curriculum, English Literature, Educational History
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West-Puckett, Stephanie; Smith, Anna; Cantrill, Christina; Zamora, Mia – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2018
To better understand the impacts of participatory design in English language arts teacher education, this critical case study focuses on the National Writing Project's Connected Learning Massive, Open, Online Collaboration (CLMOOC) that engaged educators in playing with the connected learning framework. The authors draw from 5 years of interaction…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, English Curriculum, Language Arts, Online Courses
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Parkinson, John G. – Research in Drama Education, 2018
This paper explores the reformulation of the English curriculum for prison education across England and Wales in the second decade of the twenty-first century. As a PhD researcher and Functional English teacher examining the use of drama and creative education in a prison at the time, a prohibition on the use of fictional reading and writing…
Descriptors: Fiction, English Teachers, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions
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Macrae, Andrea; Clark, Billy; Giovanelli, Marcello – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
This article reports the results of a survey of UK Higher Education Institution (HEI) providers of undergraduate degree programmes in English. The survey solicited HEI providers' views on how well each of the A Levels in English prepares students for degree programmes, and asked which of the three A Levels are included in the entry requirements…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College English, Undergraduate Study, Higher Education
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Burkhauser, Mary A.; Lesaux, Nonie K. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
This study explores teachers' first enactments of a set of theory-based curriculum materials designed to support academic language instruction. Specifically, this multiple case study looks at how six middle school English teachers in three US schools adapted the materials; each case includes a pair of teachers, one novice and one more experienced.…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers, English Teachers
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Thorpe, Andy; Snell, Martin; Davey-Evans, Sue; Talman, Richard – Higher Education Quarterly, 2017
There is an established, if weak, inverse relationship between levels of English language proficiency and academic performance in higher education. In response, higher education institutions (HEIs) insist upon minimum entry requirements concerning language for international applicants. Many HEIs now also offer pre-sessional English courses to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Academic Achievement
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Alford, Jennifer; Kettle, Margaret – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2017
Recent conservative reviews of Australia's national English curriculum argue for a return to less critical approaches to English language education and a stronger emphasis on traditional, functional approaches to provide adequate English learning experiences for school-age students. This neoliberal shift poses a threat to adolescent learners from…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, National Curriculum, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Winokur, Ilene K.; Sperandio, Jill – Teacher Development, 2017
This article reports on the findings of a study undertaken to examine the links between leadership practices of a transformational nature and the transfer of teacher training in the public high schools in Kuwait. The participants in the study were teachers who had undergone mandated professional development (PD) aimed at improving teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development
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Albright, James; Knezevic, Lisa – English in Australia, 2017
Teachers of subject English across Australia have been involved in a wide range of professional learning experiences to support implementation of the "Australian Curriculum: English" since its introduction in 2010. This article investigates the professional learning experienced by a small number of primary school teachers in two Catholic…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, English Instruction, Catholic Schools, Learning Experience
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Mellor, Bronwyn – English in Australia, 2017
In this special issue of "English in Australia" dedicated to Annette Patterson, Bronwyn Mellor reflects on this "gentle dissenter". Annette Patterson published articles, book chapters, and school textbooks in Australia, the USA, and the UK. Her incisive intellect and commitment to education probably meant that she was not ever…
Descriptors: Dissent, Educational Research, English Curriculum, Change Agents
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Green, Bill – English in Australia, 2017
The installation of the new Australian Curriculum offers rich possibilities for rethinking English in Australia, and beyond. This paper proposes that rhetoric is usefully drawn into this work of reconceptualisation, as strategically an organising principle for English curriculum theory and practice. It reviews existing work on rhetoric and…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, English Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment
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Wiggins, Meg; Parrao, Constanza Gonzalez; Austerberry, Helen; Ingold, Anne – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
The Foreign Language Learning (FLL) programme aimed to improve the English language attainment of Year 3 and 4 pupils through a detailed curriculum of weekly French classes with linked activity in English lessons. The programme, created by the Education Development Trust (formerly CfBT), lasted for three half-terms. French classes were 45 minutes…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, French, Literacy
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