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Murphy, Kevin – English in Education, 2003
Discusses Eric Lomax's autobiographical book "The Railway Man." Notes how it chronicles his boyhood obsession with train-spotting and the subsequent ways in which his life has been freaked by railway co-incidences. Describes how the author invited Eric Lomax to come and discuss this work with his students. (SG)
Descriptors: Authors, Critical Reading, Discourse Analysis, English Instruction
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Grainger, Teresa; Goouch, Kathy; Lambirth, Andrew – English in Education, 2003
Collects primary pupils' views of themselves as writers and their preferences, attitudes and awareness of the source of their ideas in the context of England's National Literacy Strategy. Underlines the importance of listening to pupils' views about literacy, in order to create a more open dialogue about language and learning, and to negotiate the…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Whelpton, Vivien – English in Education, 2003
Explores how students' concept formation can be promoted and outlines findings from an action research project undertaken with a class of 17-year-old AS Media Studies students as a submission for the British Film Institute's MA Certificate in Media Education in 2001. Argues that academic concepts can neither be allowed to develop spontaneously nor…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Action Research, Concept Formation, Film Production
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Robinson, C. Neil – English in Education, 2003
Considers how the depiction of good and evil as discernibly polarized opposites in the most popular of juvenile fantasy texts cultivates a perception in children that the real world is similarly organized. Proposes that the dichotomized view of good and evil that these texts promote, rather than cultivating a broad educated outlook, prepares…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Educational Research, Fantasy, Secondary Education
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Steadman, Sarah – English in Education, 2003
Notes how "The Writers' Zone" project took place in an 11-18 mixed comprehensive school in south-east Essex and involved 16 Year 7 boys identified as having a high level of performance in non-verbal reasoning but low levels of performance in verbal reasoning. Details the structure of the project and evaluates its success in accessing…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Nonverbal Ability, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness
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King, Ros – English in Education, 2002
Provides both a description of a pedagogic method and a demonstration of that method in practice. Describes the use of learning journals in a particular Shakespeare course. Explains that as a part of this course, student who are studying for degrees in English or Drama teach a Shakespeare play to classes in local Year 6, 7, and 8 inner-city London…
Descriptors: Creativity, Drama, English Instruction, Higher Education
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Stables, Andrew – English in Education, 2002
Considers the arguments for seeing work rather than response as key to the poetic experience. Explains the development of such experience in the classroom. Notes that this is worth exploring not only in terms of literacy curriculum, but with respect to curriculum as a whole, since poetry is often invoked as an important resource for the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Critical Reading, Curriculum Development, English Curriculum
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Marshall, Bethan – English in Education, 2002
Offers an interview between Bethan Marshall, a Lecturer in Education at King's College, London, and Dylan Wiliam, a Professor of Assessment in the Department of Education at King's College. Notes that he has been involved in work on assessment, both in research and government policy, for many years. Explores the findings of his research and its…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, English Instruction, Formative Evaluation, Higher Education
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Wyatt-Smith, Claire; Murphy, Judy – English in Education, 2002
Presents current thinking and practices in Queensland, Australia, about how to do critical assessment in the English classroom. Proposes and discusses a framework that brings together interest in text analysis and social practices. Applies the framework showing how it can be used to generate writing tasks and assessment criteria that are…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Cultural Background, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction
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Gifford, Terry – English in Education, 2002
Outlines a weekend residential program that uses creative writing to raise environmental awareness through a polemical engagement with a specific local environmental issue. Notes that poetry, narrative, discursive writing, interview, and group presentations were all used in what became an introduction to environmental politics. Proposes that a…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Interviews
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Wilson, Anthony – English in Education, 2001
Examines the work of four writers who have influenced the teaching of poetry writing to primary school children. Considers the merits of each, particularly in the context of arguments about "voice" and "form," and links their explicit and implicit philosophies and approaches. Supports "grace,""voice" and "form," and argues that one need not…
Descriptors: Authors, Childrens Literature, Childrens Writing, Elementary Education
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Williams, Sandra – English in Education, 2001
Investigates two types of texts (a reading scheme book and a children's literature text) to see how the reader is constructed by the text, and what kind of reading support is offered. Finds that the literary text offers more reading support than the supposedly carefully constructed reading scheme book, which constructs a passive reader to whom…
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Smidt, Sandra – English in Education, 2001
Analyzes how a young child made sense of the stories she watched on video. Discusses how she used what was "at hand" to represent and re-represent the world; how she used repeated viewings to make sense of screen codes and conventions; and how initially watching a video in the company of an adult offered guided participation around televisual…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Films, Higher Education, Reader Text Relationship
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Myhill, Debra – English in Education, 2001
Argues, in the context of national concern about standards in writing, for a reconceptualisation of the teaching of writing that acknowledges both the significance of the writer's voice and the need to teach about how written texts create meaning. Considers how young writers need opportunities to express their ideas and support in developing…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Creativity, Educational Change, Instructional Innovation
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Fones, Deborah – English in Education, 2001
Focuses on the use of writing frames in a secondary school in order to raise the achievement of boys in GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) English Literature. Discusses the inadequacies of some earlier frames before outlining a new departmental approach. Analyses examples of boys' work to show what a difference the frame made. (SG)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Instructional Effectiveness, Literature Appreciation, Males
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