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Teaching Secondary English

by Mark Pike Paul Chapman Educational Publishing
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`What the book does extremely well is do describe the way things are in terms of the requirements of the

PART ONE: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE The Art of Teaching English 'Operational' Lesson Planning 'Metre' Reading Assessment in English English Teachers' Professional Development PART TWO: TEACHING THE ENGLISH CURRICULUM Literature and Literacy at Key Stage 3 Teaching GCSE English and English Literature Teaching English 16-18 Advanced Level PART THREE: CHALLENGING ENGLISH Making Meaning The Media, ICT and Drama Differentiation and the Individual Gender, Ethnicity and Special Needs Firing the Canon Popularizing Poetry Spiritual and Moral Development Through English

'Instead of taking us yet again on a tour through the four modalities of English, this book's tri-partite structure takes a refreshingly different approach by offering thought-provoking argument grounded in classroom practicality' - Nick McGuinn, University of York Students' comments on Teaching Secondary English: 'The book is written in clear, digestible terms, offering many practical ideas for teaching the key skills and the wide range of material encountered in the English classroom. .. It is the kind of book which can be dipped into, which is particularly useful for people who spend most of their time planning lessons!' 'Teaching Secondary English is a must for student teachers and NQTs. It is a clear, comprehensive and practical guidebook dealing not solely with theory and pedagogy, but with the very real issues facing new teachers today' ' It is clear that Teaching Secondary English, unlike so many textbooks on the subject, is written by someone with recent classroom experience and this helps the reader to trust and respect the advice it purports. I certainly feel it is grounded in practicalities not 'pie in the sky' theory that will not work in most 'real' classrooms!'
I am a Reader (Associate Professor) in Educational Values and Pedagogy, having previously been a Senior Lecturer and Lecturer in the School of Education where I currently lead the Learning, Leadership and Policy (LLP) academic team and am a member of the senior management team. Recently funded projects include: Principal Investigator on AHRC/ESRC projects looking at school ethos, leadership and learning in English and the Humanities (A£60k) and moral education and character education in new academies (A£50k); lead consultant on two evaluations of English in vocational diplomas (A£30k) and lead investigator on a project working with English and history teachers on the teaching of texts from other times (A£10k). I also provide INSET on pedagogy for teachers across the curriculum, lead and teach on the PGCE in Secondary English. Before doing my ESRC funded Ph.D at Southampton University I taught and led learning for over ten years in high schools.