The English curriculum in context: a conversation through time

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This chapter is designed to provide an overview of secondary English for student teachers on an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course. It encourages them to articulate their own understanding of what subject English is and what it does; understand how curriculum policy is a product of its time that informs subject content and influences how the role of English is perceived; and respond to some of the debates around speaking, listening, reading and writing that have been rehearsed over the decades.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Practical Guide to Teaching English in the Secondary School
EditorsAnnabel Watson, Ruth Newman
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781003093060
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2021


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