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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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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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Vygotsky, Lev S. – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2017
How learning relates to development in children of school age is the most central and fundamental question. Without an answer to this, problems of pedagogical psychology and analysis of the pedagogical process can neither be properly resolved nor even stated. Nevertheless, this question remains the most obscure and unexplained of all the basic…
Descriptors: Child Development, Role of Education, Student Development, Educational Psychology
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Ai, Bin – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
In this paper, I narrate highlights of my long process of learning and teaching English as a foreign language in mainland China and Australia, presenting a picture of the practices of learning and teaching English in mainland China from the bottom up. Over the past 50 years, English learners in mainland China, as Gao Yihong has written, have…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Marshall, Bethan – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
This article takes a personal view of the contribution made by Pete Medway to King's College London.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Recognition (Achievement), Change Agents, Educational Change
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Miller, Karl – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
In this reflective piece, Karl Miller looks down the lens at an ancient world, once his own. He does so with the help of a memoir, "Rebecca's Vest," which he published much later, in the mid-1990s: a mid-term report in which he describes how he became a reader and about what he read. With the end of the term approaching, he offers a…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Literature, Authors, Reading
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Wood, Heather – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
In this essay I explore the constraints and opportunities confronting me as a newly qualified teacher and how these affect my pedagogy. I have reflected on my own development from beginning to newly qualified teacher and considered how such forces have shaped my identity as a teacher, my values and my approach to the job. As part of my exploration…
Descriptors: English Teachers, English Instruction, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Christie, Frances – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2013
This paper responds to Michael Rosen's blog entries, "How Genre Theory Saved the World", arguing that genre theory in the tradition of systemic functional linguistics (SFL) has made an important contribution to language and literacy pedagogy. It emerged in the Australian context in about 1980 and was initially developed in response to…
Descriptors: Literary Genres, Reader Response, Literacy, Relevance (Education)
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Sutherland, John – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2012
In this article Sutherland surveys over the period of the last 40 years (the length of an average full academic career) the changes which have occurred to the departmental structures and procedures in the teaching of and research into English Literature in British universities. He perceives a marginalization of the English department in the…
Descriptors: English Departments, English Literature, Administrative Organization, Educational Change
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Blaisdell, Bob – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2011
The author reflects on foreign-language learning by his EFL students as well as his own foreign-language learning. He concludes by musing on the possible and fantastical devastation on language-ability wrought by strokes.
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Skills, Brain
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Leith, Dick – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2011
The film scholar Robin Wood, who died recently, taught me English during the mid-1960s at Welwyn Garden City High School (now Sir Frederick Osborn Comprehensive). He was one of those teachers who "made a difference". He helped me learn that it was all right for a boy from a working-class home to study stuff such as literature. But it was…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Films
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Stevens, David – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2011
In this response to Peter Medway's paper, "English and Enlightenment' (Changing English 17:1, 2010), I take issue with little of what he so lucidly writes, except his implicit and occasionally explicit denunciation of Romanticism as the proper basis of English pedagogy. I am concerned in this paper to emphasise the positive aspects of…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Teaching Methods, Romanticism, Critical Theory