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How Student-teachers Approach the Teaching of Reading: At the Interface Between Personal History, Theory and Practice

Pitfield, Maggie and Macleroy Obied, Vicky. 2010. How Student-teachers Approach the Teaching of Reading: At the Interface Between Personal History, Theory and Practice. Changing English, 17(1), pp. 35-44. ISSN 1358-684X [Article]

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This article charts the progress of one cohort of student-teachers (variously known as beginning teachers and pre-service teachers) training to teach English in London secondary schools during 2008-9. The research focuses specifically on the experiences which facilitate their development as confident and creative teachers and assessors of reading at Key Stage 3 (11-14 years). Findings indicate that it is the interaction - and tensions - between their personal reading histories, engagement in theory, and practice within the social environment of the classroom which shape their burgeoning identities as teachers of literature and reading. This year-long study demonstrates that for some a growing confidence has enabled them to look beyond approaches advocated by statutory curriculum frameworks to develop their own view of innovative practice in the teaching of reading.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/13586840903557043

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Educational Studies

Dates:

DateEvent
2010Published

Item ID:

4687

Date Deposited:

23 Nov 2010 13:38

Last Modified:

27 Jun 2017 09:44

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/4687

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