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Song, Juyoung; Park, Joseph Sung-Yul – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
Using the notion of "structure of feeling" by Raymond Williams, this article seeks to illuminate an ideological understanding of Korean English teachers' anxiety and deep sense of insecurity in English language teaching (ELT). Through a discussion of how their anxiety is grounded deeply within unequal social relations and how they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Coultas, Valerie; Booth, Paul – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This article records and evaluates a student's learning journey in two modules on an MA (Education) English Language Teaching (ELT) programme: an Oracy and ELT Pedagogy module and an Educational Technologies module. The notions of 'exploratory talk' and 'task-based learning' are explored using a single case study with material drawn from the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Smith, Lorna – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
It is now five years since the introduction of the current National Curriculum for English in England; it is just over 50 years since the Dartmouth Conference drew together American and English educationalists. This paper reports on a hermeneutic study that presents voices from the field of English teaching in England. It asks questions of today's…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Creative Teaching, National Curriculum, Hermeneutics
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Hippisley, Sulaxana – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This article explores the ways in which the teaching of canonical texts such as Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" intersects with discourses of race and identity in multicultural classrooms. Informed by Chinua Achebe's post-colonial reading of Conrad and the concept of 'double consciousness' adopted by W. E. B. Du Bois, I examine my…
Descriptors: Literature, Minority Group Teachers, Power Structure, Race
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Duck, Paul – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This essay draws on the work of Raymond Williams in identifying a shift from the attempt to have students engage with literary texts in personal terms to a concern, founded on theoretical innovation, that they should read at a more sophisticated level in order to discern the ideology of a given text. It argues that what Williams calls an…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, English Instruction, Literature, Innovation
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McGraw, Amanda; Mason, Mary – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
Based on a three-year project conducted in Australian secondary schools, this paper captures a developing disenchantment with reading in and for subject English. As part of an extended professional learning experience for teachers, students and their English teachers were interviewed and students were asked to draw reading. Paying attention to the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Reading Instruction, English Teachers, School Culture
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Bellis, Natalie; Garcia, Jessica – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
The tradition of teachers engaging in narrative-based inquiry is now well established, as is its value for creating situated knowledge about teaching. This reflexive autobiographical article weaves together narrative accounts around a senior literature classroom environment. The article features two voices: a teacher (Natalie Bellis) and a Year 12…
Descriptors: Literature, High Stakes Tests, Teaching Methods, Autobiographies
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Protopopova, Darya – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
A descendant of Chekhov's extended family, Darya Protopopova has always loved all things literary. When she found out that Chekhov was popular with British modernist writers, she decided to do a master's and then a doctorate in English modernism at the University of Oxford. Having completed both, she chose to spread her love for English literary…
Descriptors: Authors, English Literature, English Teachers, Doctoral Degrees
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Collin, Ross – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
This article examines a theory of "weak humanism" that says (1) secondary English classes should focus on personal development and culture and (2) English classes should deliver economic benefits indirectly, i.e. as knock-on effects of studying the personal and the cultural. Economic benefits are defined here as knowledge/skills students…
Descriptors: Humanism, English Instruction, Secondary School Students, College Faculty
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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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Breen, Lisa; Illesca, Bella; Doecke, Brenton – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
This essay presents an English teacher's inquiry into her professional practice in an institutional setting that is heavily regulated by standards-based reforms. Rather than something external to her, she sees those reforms as part of an internal conflict that affects her capacity to be fully responsive to her students. In dialogue with a…
Descriptors: Standards, Educational Change, Writing (Composition), Teacher Attitudes
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Basso Ricci, Gabrielle – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
Using autobiographical experiences as a framework for inquiry, this article sets out to question the often unexamined assumptions that surround the definition of 'proficiency' in second/foreign languages. In so doing, it opens up possibilities of inquiry into the power-laden relationships between speaker agency, cultural belonging and…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, Self Concept, Language Usage
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Romylos, Salomé; Balfour, Robert J. – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
This essay inquires into the knowledge domains of teachers who teach English literature to first additional language learners in the Further Education and Training phase, namely Grades 10-12, in South Africa. We explore teachers' perceptions about content and pedagogy, their knowledge of their students, as well as their knowledge and beliefs about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Literature, English Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Takahashi, Reiko – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2017
Over the decades, efforts have been made to incorporate diverse perspectives on World Englishes into English Language Teaching (ELT) practice and teaching materials. To date, the majority of ELT learners and teachers have not yet been exposed to materials which use and explore non-standard forms of English. This paper examines the attitudes of…
Descriptors: Japanese, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Safford, Kimberly – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
The research examined the impact on teachers of the grammar element of a new statutory test in Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) in primary schools in England. The research aimed to evaluate the nature and the extent of changes to the teaching of grammar and to wider literacy teaching since the introduction of the test in 2013. The research…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grammar, Language Tests, Interviews
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