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Syed, Ghazal Kazim; Naylor, Amanda; Rimmereide, Hege Emma; Varga, Zoltan; Alara Guanio-Uluru, Lykke Harmony – English in Education, 2021
This article presents the results from an international collaboration between undergraduate students in the United Kingdom and Norway. Using Literature Circles and "Google Documents" in groups, the students liaised digitally over three young adult novels that are prominent within the UK school curriculum. This study explored the ways in…
Descriptors: Literature, Teaching Methods, Cross Cultural Studies, Novels
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Dobson, Tom; Stephenson, Lisa; De Arede, Ana – English in Education, 2021
Literary criticism of children's literature asserts a one-directional view of power with the adult writer constructing the child reader. Using "aetonormativity"-- adult perceptions of normality -- this paper explores what happens when children co-construct publishable fiction. Our analysis of drama and creative writing workshops shows…
Descriptors: Literary Criticism, Childrens Literature, Writing for Publication, Creative Writing
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Wilson, Sue – English in Education, 2021
When researching reading events, the depth to which we understand the student experience is all-important. Much insight has come from exploring sociocultural understandings, yet by focusing upon how the critical sociocultural dynamics of identity, agency and power relationships are mediated, we can understand differently the moment-to-moment…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Foreign Countries, Sociocultural Patterns, Power Structure
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Wells, Shannon; Moon, Brian – English in Education, 2021
Secondary school English is shaped not only by complex institutional and discursive forces but also by the mundane reality of available resources. Among the resources used by teachers are commercial textbooks. Classroom textbooks can play a significant role in determining what gets taught in English lessons. They can also influence assumptions…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Secondary School Students, Textbooks, Teaching Methods
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McKnight, Lucinda – English in Education, 2021
Conflicting ways to understand the nature of paragraphs, including their purpose and structure, have been central to composition theory for many decades. Yet English teachers across countries are experiencing ongoing pressures to mandate a specific paragraph template. This article traces the contentious, binary history of paragraph theory and…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Sentences, English Teachers
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Elliott, Victoria; Olive, Sarah – English in Education, 2021
In this paper, we report data from the first national survey of secondary Shakespeare teaching in the UK, conducted online in 2017-18 with a sample of 211 teachers distributed through England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We report on what is taught and why. Our survey shows that the most popular play in the UK is "Macbeth,"…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, English Literature, National Surveys, English Instruction
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DeCoursey, Matthew; Banerjee, Bidisha – English in Education, 2021
This longitudinal study examines three female Chinese students' responses to Ibsen's A Doll's House at a Hong Kong university. We interviewed them about their attitudes towards dating, marriage and divorce, before reading the play; we then elicited responses to a first reading. Finally, we interviewed them after six hours of class discussion.…
Descriptors: Authors, Literature, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Cohen, Omri – English in Education, 2021
Teaching and reading literature are commonly viewed as contributing to the cultivation of empathy. This article presents critical and pedagogical approaches to test this view and suggests a distinction between low-level, simple empathy inspired by the reading and teaching of "The Tortilla Curtain" and a more complex, self-critical…
Descriptors: Empathy, Literature, Teaching Methods, Literary Criticism
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Lawrence, Clare; Celia*; Collyer, Edward; Poulson, Melissa – English in Education, 2021
There has, to date, been little discussion of how autism may affect the experience of the reading of fiction for pupils in the classroom, other than through a deficit model. One of the researchers in this study ("Celia") is training to be a secondary school English teacher and identifies as autistic. Her experience provides an enriched…
Descriptors: English Literature, Games, Theory of Mind, Fiction
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Powell, Caroline – English in Education, 2021
This case study examines the effects of collaborative, drama-focused activities on the cognitive understanding, social inclusion and empowerment of eight Year 8 students whilst studying "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Each student chose a leadership responsibility throughout their five project-based research lessons, and the majority of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Drama, Inclusion, Learning Activities
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LeBlanc, Robert Jean – English in Education, 2021
What resources do students draw on to produce literary theory in the contemporary high school English classroom? This interactional sociolinguistic study traces the production and distribution of Lexical, Structural, and Thematic resources across genre chains in reading, writing, and discussing literary theory during an intensive 3-week short…
Descriptors: High School Students, English Instruction, Literary Genres, Units of Study
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Marshall, Bethan; Gibbons, Simon – English in Education, 2020
This article considers teacher agency in teachers of English in Ontario (Canada) and England, based on interviews with and lesson observations of teachers in three high schools in Ontario and four in England. Our research looks at the way policy impacts on their practice. We found a greater sense of agency amongst teachers in Ontario that may have…
Descriptors: English Teachers, English Instruction, High School Students, Cross Cultural Studies
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Pinnick, Sue – English in Education, 2020
This article explores the outcomes of a qualitative case study using semi-structured interviews to examine the role of the mentor in developing the knowledge, understanding and practice of secondary English trainee teachers in England. It considers to what extent current mentor practices and the initial teacher education (ITE) Mentor Standards…
Descriptors: Mentors, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Standards
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Merga, Margaret K.; Mat Roni, Sayidi; Mason, Shannon – English in Education, 2020
The initial and ongoing professional education of teachers to prepare them to support students' literacy development warrants research attention. The importance of meeting the needs of struggling literacy learners in secondary school does not diminish as students move through the years of schooling. This paper reports on data from the 2019…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Reading Difficulties, Literacy
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O'Sullivan, Kerry-Ann; Goodwyn, Andy – English in Education, 2020
Globally teachers are experiencing reductions to their autonomy and constraints on their professional practice through legislative impositions of limiting standards, external testing and narrowing curricula. This study explores the ways English educators find a balance between these external expectations, contemporary pressures, professional…
Descriptors: English Teachers, High Stakes Tests, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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