Ethical English addresses the 'ethos' of English teaching and draws attention to its 'spirit' and fundamental character, identifying the features that English teaching must exhibit if it is to continue to sustain us morally as a liberal art and to provide the learners of increasingly plural societies with a broad ethical education. Mark A. Pike provides practical examples from the classroom, including assessment and teaching, knitting these with an ethical critique of practice, stimulating readers to engage in critical reflection concerning the teaching of English. This book not only shows readers how to teach English but also helps them to critically evaluate the ethics of the practice of English teaching.
Mark A. Pike is Professor of Education and Head of the School of Education at the University of Leeds, UK. He is the author of Teaching Secondary English (2004) and, with J. Mark Halstead, of Citizenship and Moral Education (2006).
Foreword, David Stevens Foreword, Thomas Lickona Acknowledgements Introduction: Why `Ethical' English Teaching? Part 1: Ethical English as Spiritual Education 1. Ethical English 2. Well-Being in English 3. The Art of Assessing and Planning English 4. The Spirit of Professional Learning in English Part 2: Ethical English as Moral Education 5. Educational Foundations for English 6. English as Moral and Character Education 7. Learning Citizenship and Character in English 8. The Character of Professional Learning Part 3: Ethical English as Religious Education 9. English as Pseudo-Religion 10. Multicultural English 11. English as Secularist Subject 12. Believing in Professional Learning Appendix Bibliography Index