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Dixon, John – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2013
The second part of this account of struggles over literacy begins in the later seventeenth century. From the 1670s, the new dissenting academies, backed by rising business classes, made teaching in English for a wider curriculum their goal. Thus was Defoe's mastery of a new spoken style developed, while in Scotland, the eighteenth century…
Descriptors: Public Education, Literacy, Educational Change, Educational History
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Rosen, Michael – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2013
Michael Rosen, writer, performer, broadcaster and teacher, has been teaching in universities since 1994. He has an MA in Children's Literature from Reading University and a PhD from the University of North London. The father of five children, he discusses in this article his views on Genre Theory, and how he believes it has slipped between the…
Descriptors: Literary Genres, Political Power, Politics of Education, Language Acquisition
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Dixon, John – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2013
The first part of this account of struggles over literacy begins with the later middle ages and follows issues in the construction of a literacy addressed to the lower orders through to the seventeenth century. After the suppression of the Lollard Bible had left the English peasantry without that spur to literacy, the sixteenth-century formation…
Descriptors: Literacy, Educational History, Disadvantaged, Politics of Education