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Watkins, Victoria – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2020
This article is an investigation into the Reading Partners scheme at a large inner London comprehensive school in England; this research comes from a small scale study I carried out as part of my Masters of Teaching at the Institute of Education, University College London. Reading Partners is a project whereby younger and older students within the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading, Cooperative Learning, High Schools
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Davis, Philip; Billington, Josie – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
This article uses Elizabethan poetics and the Renaissance sonnet as a template for understanding the power of reading as it is exhibited in modern-day mental health contexts, specifically in the work of national charity The Reader. Our concern is with the medicine of verbal beauty, representative expression and formal ordering towards…
Descriptors: Reading, Mental Health, Poetry, Coping
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Jones, Sally Ann – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
This article, drawing on research which aimed to explore how young children read English in Singapore, demonstrates how nine-year-old Singaporean children's voluntary reading of series books served the dual purposes of enabling their membership of the peer group through culturated reading and the independent development of their reading skills and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, English (Second Language), Reading
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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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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
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Chi, Feng-ming – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2013
Using Bourdieu's forms of symbolic capital as the analytical framework, this article reports how a Taiwanese female university student, Huei, played out her linguistic, social and cultural capital in reading and responding to female-centred texts in a course entitled "Gender and Reading". Journal entries were used as key sources for data…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Gender Issues, Didacticism, English (Second Language)