English Teaching: Practice & Critique: Volume 15 Issue 1


Table of contents - Special Issue: English through the looking glass, retrospect and prospect: global perspectives and common ground

Guest Editors: Jackie Manuel, Andrew Goodwyn, Don Zancanella

Still growing after all these years? The resilience of the “Personal Growth model of English” in England and also internationally

Andrew Goodwyn

This paper aims to provide a critical discussion and re-evaluation of the Personal Growth (PG) model of English, noting that the summer of 2016 marks 50 years since the Dartmouth…


Peter Medway: of his time?

Wayne Sawyer

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the important work of Peter Medway in seeking to define English as a school subject in the period from the 1980s to the early years of this…

Retrieving the forgotten influence of Herbart on subject English

Don Carter

The purpose of this paper is to examine the strong influence of Herbartian ideas on the first secondary school-based English course (1911) in New South Wales (NSW), Australia…

Contested territories: Subject English, teacher education and professional standards in Australia

Kerry-Ann O’Sullivan

Increasing government regulation of educational practice with public accountability through a national curriculum and external testing, the establishment of professional teaching…


The changing pedagogical discourses in China: The case of the foreign language curriculum change and its controversies

Wei Liu

This paper aims to explore the changing pedagogic discourses in China today, using the current wave of English curriculum innovation as a focused case. Given the cross-cultural…


“Breaking the word” and “sticking with the picture”: Critical literacy education of US immigrant youth with graphic novels

Jie Y. Park

This paper aims to illustrate how first-generation immigrant youth who are English language learners respond to graphic novels and what literacies they acquire from reading and…

Vietnamese teachers’ self-efficacy in teaching English as a Foreign Language: Does culture matter?

Nga Thi Tuyet Phan, Terry Locke

The purpose of this paper is to explore the influence of culture on the sense of self-efficacy in teaching English as a Foreign Language of a group of university teachers in…


Four Korean teacher learners’ academic experiences in an Australian TESOL programme and disclosure of their multiple identities

Insuk Han

The purpose of this paper is to explore four Korean teacher learners’ academic experiences in an Australian Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) master’s…

The World Englishes paradigm: A study of Korean university students’ perceptions and attitudes

Kang-Young Lee, Randy Warren Green

The world Englishes (WE) paradigm gravitating around the recent models of English has been theoretically discussed in the applied linguistics profession: that is, English today…

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