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Wells, Gordon – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2020
Divergent views on the relative value or status of spoken and written language skills may contribute to a disconnect between lay community members and language professionals, activists, or academics, and conflicted approaches to language support, teaching and/or revitalisation. Taking the bilingual Outer Hebrides as a case study, an online…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Indo European Languages, Language Maintenance, Case Studies
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Hartley, Jenny – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2020
This article describes some of the methodology, practice and effect of reading groups run by Prison Reading Groups (PRG), which currently operates in 60 prisons across the UK, and is supported by the charity Give A Book. Groups choose what they want to read together and how they will read it. Reading aloud can aid literacy as well as being a force…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Literacy, Recreational Reading, Cooperation
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Keen, John – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2020
This paper identifies evidence that significant procedural learning can emerge from process approaches to teaching writing, including from the transition of pupils' writing from draft to revision. It shows how writing schemes that use an underlying process framework to structure learning, give pupils ownership of their own writing and exploit the…
Descriptors: Revision (Written Composition), Process Approach (Writing), Writing Processes, Foreign Countries
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Abbas, Lalai; de Leon, Clarissa; Luce-Kapler, Rebecca – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2020
This paper explores the interactive quality of memories and how they lived on in the dataset of a two-year study conducted several years ago, in which a group of women engaged in close reading and memoir-writing practices, unpacking their personal memories to gain insight into their lived experiences. In the process of analysing the data from the…
Descriptors: Memory, Social Influences, Cultural Influences, Females
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Colton, Jill – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2020
How are teachers who identify as "digital literacy trailblazers' exploring and experimenting with digital tools in their English classrooms? Based on a study of English teaching with digital tools, this paper draws on the case of one secondary school teacher and her year 9 class as they read Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank) and engage with…
Descriptors: Grade 9, English Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Evans, Carys; O'Connor, C. J.; Graves, Thomas; Kemp, Florence; Kennedy, Alex; Allen, Phoebe; Bonnar, Greer; Reza, Ali; Aya, Umm – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2020
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, on 18 March 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the immediate closure of schools in England. (The closure was not absolute: schools would remain open for vulnerable children and the children of key workers. In practice, though, very few children have continued to attend.) In what follows, nine English…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience
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Marstaller, Mimi – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2020
Two high school students Jorisi and Elizabeth, after two weeks stuck at home during the COVID outbreak, wrote these reflections for their English class.
Descriptors: Student Experience, COVID-19, Pandemics, High School Students
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Philp, Hannah – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2020
I examine the ways in which reading in the classroom is a social practice and how that social practice can produce nuanced student texts that reflect a rich understanding of what has been read. In doing so, I also consider how the reading environment allows us to manipulate and embody texts in ways that allow for a more detailed understanding than…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Literary Genres, Reading Comprehension, Semiotics
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Whitwham, Ian – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2020
When we consider the kinds of knowledge that teachers have (and need), we should pay attention to that much-undervalued category, the knowledge that we have of our students - of their lives and identities beyond the school gates as well as what happens in the classroom.
Descriptors: Knowledge Base for Teaching, Professional Identity, Student Characteristics, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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Shann, Steve – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
Steve Shann's latest book is a novel called "The Worlds of Harriet Henderson". It's about 15-year-old Harriet Henderson who has a new English teacher, Molly McInness, and all at once school seems full of possibilities. But, inspired by Molly and impelled by her own adolescent restlessness, Harriet makes an impulsive decision, a decision…
Descriptors: Fiction, English Instruction, Novels, English Teachers
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Mirhosseini, Seyyed-Abdolhamid; Kianfar, Roya – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
Decades of theorisation and research on the teaching and learning of second-language writing have hardly created coherent theoretically profound and practically relevant understandings of writing instruction. This article discusses the possibilities and insights created by bringing personal meaningfulness into the realm of writing pedagogy.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Anwar, Desvalini – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This article emerges out of my autobiography as an English language educator and the conversations that I had with three other English teachers in universities in Padang, Indonesia. These conversations formed the core of my doctoral thesis, in which I used Benedict Anderson and Edward Said to theorise our situation as English educators working in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, English Teachers, Barriers
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Le Ha, Phan; Dat, Bao – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This essay comprises multiple sets of dialogues between us as colleagues and friends as we revisit the question of the status of English as a global language. Through the metaphor 'multiple classrooms of life', we share reflections and narratives arising out of our experiences with English that are embedded in our professional work, scholarship,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interpersonal Relationship
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Manning-Lewis, Tanya – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
Caribbean students are repeatedly engaged in rigid forms of writing to meet the requirements of external exams, which often leads to negative attitudes to writing. With current shifts to multimodal and multi-literate texts to engage students' multiple literacies in learning, students' creation of graphic novels in Caribbean English classrooms can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Miller, Michelle – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
In "Fun Home," Alison Bechdel recounts a version of her family's history through moments of meaningful textual exchange. This paper takes up one such moment, when Alison's father Bruce offers his daughter a queer text, which she uses both to understand her own sexuality and to broach the the queer connection she has just learned they…
Descriptors: Books, Sharing Behavior, Cartoons, Autobiographies
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