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Hamamra, Bilal Tawfiq – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
In addition to the methodology of new historicism, this article deploys feminism, performance studies and presentism to discuss the effects of the masculine practice of enforced marriage and turning a deaf ear to the female voice in Thomas Middleton's "Women Beware Women" and contemporary Palestine. I explain that Middleton's "Women…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Gender Differences, Females, Males
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Brady, Monica – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
Michael Young's notion of powerful knowledge is attractive to many: to teachers wishing the best for disadvantaged students, to neoliberal governments that continually stress the need for teachers and students to improve their performance. This essay takes issue with this understanding of education. Firstly, it shows how classrooms are mediated by…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Social Problems, Foreign Countries, Social Influences
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Brady, Monica – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
I have spent much of the last two years working in a school in Ramallah, Palestine, supporting new teachers of English. I worked in the classroom, in partnership, sharing the planning and teaching of lessons. This essay is about exploring what happens to texts in a specific classroom context, about how a particularly English text, "Romeo and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Literature, Drama, Classroom Communication
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Brady, Monica – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
How do students draw on texts read in class to explore and make sense of the world? How does role-play open up the possibilities of utilising these resources, remaking them for their own purposes? How does play, as Vygotsky suggests, enable students to achieve more? And how does being in role change the character of social relations in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 11, Secondary School Students, Role Playing