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Author Miller, Jane

Title Eccentric Propositions : Essays on Literature and the Curriculum
Published Milton : Routledge, 2018


Description 1 online resource (301 pages)
Series Routledge Library Editions: Curriculum Ser
Routledge Library Editions: Curriculum Ser
Contents <P>Introduction <I>Jane Miller </I>1. That's Not Right. Look! There's No Daddy in this Book <I>Maura Dockerty </I>2. Story in its Writeful Place <I>Sue May </I>3. What Books Tell Girls: A Memoir of Early Reading <I>Marion Glastonbury</I> 4. Diverse Melodies. A First-year Class in a Secondary Cchool <I>Tony Burgess </I>5. The Language of Literature <I>Richard Exton</I> 6. Reading Literature with a Slow Learner <I>Judith Graham </I>7. Cook a Poem -- a Poetry Tasting <I>Heather Kay </I>8. Poetry in the First Three Years of Secondary School <I>Paul Ashton and David Marigold </I>9. Literature in the Fourth and Fifth Years of the Secondary School <I>Maureen Worsdale </I>10. Comics and Magazines for Schoolchildren <I>Paul Hoggart </I>11. Comprehension. Bringing it Back Alive <I>Bob Moy and Mike Raleigh </I>12. Learning Poetry <I>Terry Furlong </I>13. Dealing with a Set Book in Literature at 16+ <I>David Jackson </I>14. Media Studies <I>Andrew Bethell </I> 15. For their Own Purposes -- Reading African and Caribbean Literature with Young Black People <I>John Lee </I>16. A Better A-Level <I>Peter Traves </I>17. Literature and New Courses in Further Education Colleges <I>Mary Collins </I>18. Using Community-published Writing in the Classroom <I>Gerry Gregory</I></P>
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Introduction; 1 That's not right. Look! There's no Daddy in this book; 2 Story in its writeful place; 3 What books tell girls: a memoir of early reading; 4 Diverse melodies. A first-year class in a secondary; 5 The language of literature; 6 Reading literature with a slow learner; 7 Cook a poem -- a poetry tasting; 8 Poetry in the first three years of secondary school; 9 Literature in the fourth and fifth years of the secondary
10 Comics and magazines for schoolchildren11 Comprehension. Bringing it back alive; 12 Learning poetry; 13 Dealing with a set book in literature at 16+; 14 Media studies; 15 For their own purposes -- reading African and Caribbean literature with young black people; 16 A better A level; 17 Literature and new courses in Further Education colleges; 18 Using community-published writing in the classroom; Index
Summary Originally published in 1984. This book charts important changes brought about by teachers in the way literature is read and written about in schools. Rooted in experiences of inner-city schools, it is extremely practical and especially valuable for the multi-ethnic classroom. The writers, all of whom are experienced teachers of English, believe, however, that all schools need to respond to the cultural, racial and linguistic diversity of British society, whether their own populations are homogeneous or mixed. By concentrating on real classrooms, real lessons and real children, the book shows how particular ideas can be put into practice. It approaches theories of reading and of literature through specific examples of lively and successful practice and argues the ease for the centrality of literature and literacy to the curriculum. The book includes lists of resources: books to read with children and books for teachers to read for themselves to deepen their understanding of the ideas and their confidence in adapting them for their own classrooms. Throughout the book continuities are emphasized: between life and literature, between reading and writing, and between learning to read, becoming better at it, and studying literature
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Subject English literature -- Study and teaching.
Literature -- Study and teaching.
Children -- Books and reading.
Creative writing -- Study and teaching
britain curriculum.
britain english school.
british curriculum.
comparative curriculum.
curriculum change.
curriculum history.
curriculum politics.
curriculum studies.
education history.
english curriculum.
english education.
english literature schools.
english teaching.
further education literature.
language education.
linguistic diversity.
literacy curriculum.
literacy education.
literacy studies.
literature curriculum.
literature education.
literature schools.
reading curriculum.
secondary school English.
secondary school literacy.
secondary school literature.
secondary school poetry.
writing education.
Children -- Books and reading
Creative writing -- Study and teaching
English literature -- Study and teaching
Literature -- Study and teaching
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780429845079