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Ferreira, Ana – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2014
The contemporary South African subject English classroom is a complex space requiring ongoing attention to issues of cultural and linguistic diversity, and frequently manifesting the need to work across historically constructed differences in race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status. This article reports on one aspect of a broader research…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Social Change, Indo European Languages, English (Second Language)
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Locke, Terry – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2013
The practice of assessing student poetry is neither widespread nor widely theorised. In fact, its absence in the literature is itself worthy of comment and conjecture. This article begins with an account of a writing workshop for pre-service teachers, which highlighted the way participants found themselves tongue-tied when asked to engage in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poetry, Writing Workshops, Feedback (Response)
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Naylor, Amanda – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2013
The proposals for the revised National Curriculum in English suggest limiting the pre-twentieth century poetry that GCSE pupils read to "representative Romantic poetry" (Department for Education [DFE], 2013, p. 4). This paper argues that poetry of the early modern period is challenging and enriching study for adolescent pupils and that…
Descriptors: Poetry, Adolescents, Language Arts, Secondary School Students
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Xerri, Daniel – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2012
This paper examines the place of poetry writing in the post-16 English curriculum in Malta. In presenting the results of a small-scale study adopting a mixed methods approach, it explores the views of teachers, students and an influential examiner. The paper proposes that while there seems to be an appreciation of what creative writing can…
Descriptors: Poetry, Foreign Countries, College Students, Writing Skills
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Dymoke, Sue – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2012
This paper argues that recent changes to two national high-stakes tests for English--the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) in Aoteaora New Zealand and the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in England--have shifted the assessment emphasis further away from poetry than previously and have significantly…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, High Stakes Tests, Foreign Countries, Poetry
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Dymoke, Sue; Hughes, Janette – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2009
In this paper we report on one aspect of a qualitative study about an online wiki community, which was developed to build collaborative knowledge about poetry among a group of pre-service English teachers. Our paper explores pre-service teachers' experiences of writing in a digital medium and their perceptions of themselves as writers. We focus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, English Teachers, Poetry
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Camangian, Patrick – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2008
Despite high levels of disengagement in urban literacy classrooms, few teachers have seen fit to explore spoken word--the performance of poetry--as a tool to engage students in literacy. Spoken word poetry serves as a powerful means of self-representation for youth that are traditionally portrayed as threatening, menaces to society that do not…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Control, Poetry, Urban Schools