English Teaching: Practice & Critique: Volume 14 Issue 3


Table of contents - Special Issue: English language arts: past and future

Guest Editors: Prof. Hilary Janks ,Prof. Debra Myhill ,Prof. Mary Ryan

Standards-based governance of English teaching, past, present, and future?

Jory Brass

This study aims to draw from overlapping scholarship in critical policy studies and governmentality studies to examine how recent standards-based education policies mark a pivotal…

One educator, four perspectives: Where the standards have taken us in English education within the United States

Amanda Stearns-Pfeiffer

The author of this paper aims to reflect on the past 14 years of English education in the USA and the resulting effects of state standards and standards implementation on…


Teaching poetry to Chinese English majors: a review of articles from 2000-2013

Lifang Cui, Gillian Hubbard, Margaret Gleeson

The purpose of this paper is to survey and consider the implications of the literature justifying the value of teaching poetry. There has been a long tradition of literature…


The English teacher as interdisciplinary resource

Terry Locke

– The purpose of this paper is to combine conceptual and documentary research.


Speaking up about oracy: the contribution of drama pedagogy to enhanced oral communication

Madonna Stinson

– The purpose of this paper is to consider the growing interest in oracy and to propose the pedagogy of process drama as an ideal model for the dialogic classroom.


Student perceptions of the benefits of drama projects in university EFL: Three case studies in Korea

Heebon Park

The purpose of this study is to address the situation that although the theoretical benefits of using drama projects in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) have…


A dialogic account of reader–text interactions

Dennis S. Davis, Dot McElhone, F. Blake Tenore

The purpose of this paper is to present a conceptualization of reading comprehension that extends beyond the traditional cognitive viewpoint on comprehension common in the field…

Reading against and writing back: Critical literacy and multi-modal study at the closing of the Gutenberg Parenthesis

Frank Sligo

The purpose of this paper is to explore how student learning materials, such as textbooks, are becoming more oriented toward multi-modal approaches using visuality and orality…

Re-visioning English language arts practices and writing outcomes through the remaking of Cinderella

Tat Heung Choi, Ka Wa Ng

This paper, which originates in an English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) classroom activity in Hong Kong, aims to explore English learners’ expressive and creative potential in…

Making visible the dance: Strategies and tactics in teacher and student classroom interactions

Julie Rust

This paper aims to delve deeply into the sometimes clashing interplays in English classrooms to explore the ways in which new media makes visible long-existing discourses and…

Student writing: gender and visibility; then and now

Chris Poulsen

The purpose of this paper is to examine a selection of creative writings by students at one Australian secondary school over a period of 50-plus years, charting the frequency with…

The practice of reading aloud in the high school: a preliminary investigation

Lionel Warner, Caroline Crolla

The purpose of this paper is to investigate why reading aloud (RA), both by teachers and students, is such a common practice in high school classrooms. In particular, this…


Developing English

John Dixon

An overview of English aims, theoretical scope and methods is badly needed. Ministries throughout the English-speaking world have become dominated by a demand for testing …

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