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Lofty, John S. – English Education, 2003
Addresses the United Kingdom government's control both of curriculum and instruction, elementary teachers' loss of their ability to control instructional time, and the effects of school inspections and national testing on teachers' morale. Argues that content standards, instruction, and assessment must be developed by teachers and government…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, British National Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Elementary Education
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Medway, Peter – English Education, 1990
Argues the need for additional experience in language for social action in contexts where English teachers can provide scaffolding, monitoring and intervention. Concludes that students must have experiences in real writing contexts that lead them to face the linguistic and other demands which will enable them to develop the competencies they need.…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Technical Writing
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Boomer, Garth – English Education, 1989
Considers the schools of thought in language and learning, and examines how their theories and propositions affect teachers. Characterizes the teacher as a professional manager and discusses what it means to be such a person. Investigates what managers and teachers know and need to know-in-practice. (KEH)
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Foreign Countries