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Wolfsdorf, Adam; Scott, Alison; Herzog, Sarah – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
The controversy surrounding trigger warnings has highlighted a mystifying confound in post-secondary education. Faculty, students and school bureaucracies are divided. While trigger warning proponents emphasise the value of protecting students with trauma histories from unscaffolded exposure to content related to sexuality, violence, race and…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Trauma, Course Content, Student Experience
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Wolfsdorf, Adam – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
The play within a play has long been understood as Hamlet's attempt to catch the conscience of the King. But is that all it is? Perhaps there's more to the "Murder of Gonzago" than either Hamlet or even Shakespeare, himself, intended? While the narrative of the Player King and Player Queen clearly works to tap into the private guilt of…
Descriptors: English Literature, Drama, Dramatic Play, Teaching Methods
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Lynch, Tom Liam – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
The use of online learning and other software-powered technologies is on the rise in the United States, encouraged financially and politically by governmental and commercial entities. Specifically, online courses are gaining ground in K-12 public schools, schools which often purchase from third-party providers. After a decade in the New York City…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Online Courses, Computer Software, Secondary School Students
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Blaisdell, Bob – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2013
Vampires and a Moco Jumbie is a narrative-essay about teaching Basic Composition in New York City in the early 1990s. To the surprise and delight of the teacher, the students describe in class discussions and in their writings their beliefs in the supernatural. Contains one note.
Descriptors: Beliefs, Mythology, Essays, Student Attitudes
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Tolan, Jim – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2010
The world of contemporary poetry can be extremely polarised, most obviously between the so-called page poets, who are often academically trained in creative writing programmes, and the so-called stage poets, who are performers as well as poets and, even if they were so inclined, would be hard pressed to find a college or university where they…
Descriptors: Poetry, Ethnicity, Social Status, Community Colleges