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Hirsch, Sara; Macleroy, Vicky – English in Education, 2020
This paper explores what happened in the English classroom when two innovative projects merged and spoken word poetry became part of multilingual digital storytelling. As a Spoken Word Educator and Teacher Educator, we wanted to explore the complexity of bringing together these multimodal art forms. Making a poem come to life though film is hard…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Story Telling, English Instruction, Secondary School Students
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Fashanu, Christina; Wood, Elizabeth; Payne, Mark – English in Education, 2020
The operant "one nation -- one language" model in Western culture has resulted in linguistic hegemony being almost universally presented as an uncontentious reality. This article accepts Foucault's challenge to deconstruct this officially sanctioned "truth" by looking at how the educational system in England legitimises the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Language Usage, Monolingualism
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Mendelowitz, Belinda; Lazar, Karen – English in Education, 2020
We argue that opening a space for dialogic, imaginative writing in the classroom can create entry points for a culturally responsive writing pedagogy (CRWP). We explore how collaborative writing for a pre-existing community digital platform (FundZa) and audience aids the implementation of CRWP in a creative writing course for South African…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Peer Relationship
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Barbour, Catherine; Lickorish Quinn, Karina – English in Education, 2020
Although one in five state-educated children in England speaks a language other than English at home, there is little space in the National Curriculum for the expression of this linguistic heritage. In this article, we make the case for facilitating multilingualism in the primary classroom through translingual creative writing, which involves…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Code Switching (Language), Creative Writing, Elementary School Students
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Dobkowska, Sylwia; Kuckelman, Meghan – English in Education, 2020
This paper presents the results of an interdisciplinary project in which English poetry and performance studies were integrated into a poetry performance project for EFL students in a language education programme at a Japanese university. The project used the theories and methods of But?¯, a contemporary Japanese form of dance and visual art, to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Poetry, Performance
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Kennetz, Keith; Litz, David; Riddlebarger, Julie; Tennant, Lilly; Dickson, Martina; Stringer, Patricia – English in Education, 2020
In the midst of immense societal change, this paper examines the complex forces at work in novice Arabic-speaking teachers' choice of language in English-medium primary classrooms in the United Arab Emirates. Thirty newly-graduated Emirati English language teachers, working in kindergarten or primary government schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi,…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Dressman, Mark; Rao, Dingxin – English in Education, 2020
This essay uses the metaphor of "savvy travelling" to discuss the limitations and problems associated with three current "best practice" approaches to the reading of literature in upper grade levels, particularly in the United States: close reading, response-based reading, and disciplinary literacy. A "savvy" approach…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Literature, High School Students, Teaching Methods
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Lawrence, Clare – English in Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to consider the issue of "authentic engagement" with texts in the context of KS3 and KS4 classroom English teaching. This article describes an exemplar session on the poem "A Fine Romance" by Roger McGough designed to elicit authentic engagement and provoke personal responses, and reports on the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Poetry, Learner Engagement, Secondary School Teachers
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Chapman, Louise – English in Education, 2020
In an era of smart-phones, tablets and online gaming, it seems that a young person's motivation to pick up a book and start to read is relatively low. The article explores this claim by investigating the reading habits of a class of 23 female students at a single sex school in the south-east of England. The case-study particularly focuses on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Habits, Adolescents, Females
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Muse, Alexa – English in Education, 2020
This article examines the results of a 17-week self-narrative portfolio project from a year seven classroom in Turkey. The practitioner research combines the frameworks of Cultural Historical Activity Theory and Figured Words in order to assess the differences in linguistic and identity growth between national and international students. I posit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Foreign Students, Self Concept
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Cushing, Ian – English in Education, 2020
This paper explores the application of texture and textual attractors within a cognitive stylistic pedagogy for English teachers. Texture, defined as the feeling of building and experiencing a fictional world, is here taken up as a facilitative way of thinking about how reading, language, experience and cognition operate in the classroom. On the…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Teaching Methods, Grammar, Schemata (Cognition)
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Loh, Chin Ee; Sun, Baoqi; Majid, Shaheen – English in Education, 2020
Research on the gendered reading habits and preferences of boys and girls presents them as very different. This study focuses on the gendered reading habits and preferences of Singapore adolescent students (aged 12 to 17) to examine if such polarity exists in their reading habits. Drawing on survey data from 4830 adolescents in five secondary…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Reading Habits, Adolescents, Preferences
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Smith, Lorna – English in Education, 2019
The centenary of the publication of "The Teaching of English in England" provides an opportunity to consider the current National Curriculum for English in England from a historical perspective. This paper reports on a hermeneutic study that explores the humanist values underpinning Newbolt's Report and how they shape the creative…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Language Role, English Instruction, Hermeneutics
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Manuel, Jacqueline; Carter, Don – English in Education, 2019
In this paper, we examine the ways in which the conceptualisation of literature and literary study encoded in the inaugural secondary school English syllabus in New South Wales (NSW), Australia can be seen to anticipate the conceptualisation so fervently enunciated in "The Teaching of English in England" -- the Newbolt Report of 1921.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Secondary Education
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Perry, John – English in Education, 2019
Since its publication in 1921, "The Teaching of English in England," otherwise known as the Newbolt Report, has informed both the shape of English as a school subject and the discourse about the teaching of English in England. The 1960s saw the report as promoting a cultural heritage rooted in outdated social values; the 1970s explored…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English Instruction, English Curriculum, Educational History
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