The Guided Reader for Secondary English draws on extracts from the published work of some of the most influential education writers to provide insight, guidance and clarity about key issues affecting Secondary English teachers.
The book brings together key extracts from classic and contemporary writing and contextualises these in both theoretical and practical terms. The extracts are accompanied by a summary of the key ideas and issues raised, questions to promote discussion and reflective practice, and annotated further reading lists to extend thinking.
Taking a thematic approach and including a short introduction to each theme, the chapters cover:
Theoretical models of curricular English
The nature and structure of the Secondary School English curriculum
Texts and intertextuality
The arts context for secondary English
Assessment and evaluation
Linguistic and cultural contexts
Future possibilities and tensions
Aimed at trainee and newly qualified teachers including those working towards Masters level qualifications, as well as existing teachers, this accessible, but critically provocative text will be an essential resource for those that wish to deepen their understanding of Secondary English Education.
David Stevens is Course Director of the PGCE (secondary) course and Subject Tutor for secondary English at the University of Durham, UK.
Introduction; Chapter 1: Theoretical Models; Chapter 2: The Nature and Structure of the English Curriculum; Chapter 3: Historical perspectives; Chapter 4: Texts and intertextuality in the English classroom; Chapter 5: The arts context for secondary English; Chapter 6: Assessment and evaluation issues; Chapter 7: Linguistic and cultural contexts; Chapter 8: Future possibilities and tensions concerning secondary English.