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Thoughtless Language, or the Death of Child-centred Education

Yandell, John (2003) Thoughtless Language, or the Death of Child-centred Education. Changing English, 10 (1). pp. 5-12. ISSN 1358-684X

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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article investigates the influence of policy on practice in an urban multiethnic comprehensive school. It traces the influence of government intervention in pedagogy, particularly through the Key Stage 3 Strategy, and considers the impact of Strategy-influenced pedagogy on bilingual learners. Classroom observation data, gathered by the author from Science and English lessons, are analysed as evidence of the impact of the Key Stage 3 Strategy in one school. Attention is focused on the structure of lessons and on the ways in which teachers and students are positioned within these lessons. Drawing on theoretical perspectives on language and learning derived from a Vygotskian tradition, the author identifies in the data lacunae between spontaneous and scientific concepts as they are encountered in the classroom. (This article was subject to a peer review process.)
Controlled Keywords: Secondary school, Literacy, English as a second language, Public policy analysis
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Learning, Curriculum and Communication
IOE Departments > Departments > Culture, Communication and Media
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2010 10:38
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 11:28
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