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Railton, Nikki – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
This essay charts the experiences of a group of Year 10 students studying literature together. I challenge the current educational thinking that the literature classroom should consist exclusively of a set of canonised texts handed down from teacher to student. Instead I consider the importance of ensuring students have space to explore themselves…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Oral Language, Story Telling, Grade 9
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Reilly, Charlotte – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2010
As an opinionated and often challenging class of year 10 boys, they demonstrated a strong sense of their identity as a group of "bright boys". One of their English teachers described the class as "boisterous, but very motivated--they love discussing texts", but she also recognised their tendency to "descend into…
Descriptors: Males, English Instruction, Foreign Countries, Grade 9