Professional Memory and English teaching

Tarpey, Paul (2009) Professional Memory and English teaching. English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 8 (1). pp. 52-63. ISSN 1175-8708

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This article concerns the way that research into Professional Memory (PM) in English teaching might re-connect the school subject with constituencies — the individuals, communities and social values — it once served. By PM I mean the collective memories of a generation of English teachers which, when brought into conjunction with existing histories, could offer critical perspectives on English today. In this article I will try to show how PM and the wealth of collective representations might afford much needed perspectives on the purposes and practices of secondary English in the UK.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
School/Department: School of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jonathan Lucas
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2013 17:10
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2013 17:10


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