'A chart for further exploration and a kind of rallying call': James Moffett and english curriculum history in Victoria

Beavis, Catherine 2010, 'A chart for further exploration and a kind of rallying call': James Moffett and english curriculum history in Victoria, Changing English: studies in culture and education, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 297-307, doi: 10.1080/1358684X.2010.505449.

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Title 'A chart for further exploration and a kind of rallying call': James Moffett and english curriculum history in Victoria
Author(s) Beavis, CatherineORCID iD for Beavis, Catherine orcid.org/0000-0002-8835-0309
Journal name Changing English: studies in culture and education
Volume number 17
Issue number 3
Start page 297
End page 307
Total pages 11
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2010-09
ISSN 1358-684X
1469-3585
Keyword(s) curriculum history
subject English
teacher education
writing
literacy
James Moffett
Summary Both James Britton and James Moffett were keynote speakers at the Sydney International Federation for the Teaching of English conference in 1980 - a fact reflective of the wide recognition and acceptance of their work and influence throughout Australia by that time. In Victoria, Moffett's writings became known initially through teacher education, in particular at the University of Melbourne and the State College of Victoria, Rusden, then through the visits and writing of figures from the London Institute and others, and through the State and national English teaching association, the Australian Association for the Teaching of English. In the 1970s, Moffett's influence in Victoria came rather through the mix of his vision and writing, both theoretical and practical, in conjunction with others in Australia and elsewhere. This paper takes two separate but related sites or moments in English education in the 1970s in the Australian city of Melbourne, Victoria, as instances of the permeating influence of Moffett's work - in conjunction with leading figures from the London School associated with the 'New' English' - on education discourses and practice in that State's English curriculum history. It concludes with a consideration of the ways in which Moffett's work might still act as a 'rallying call' today.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/1358684X.2010.505449
Field of Research 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Lote, Esl and Tesol)
1302 Curriculum And Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, The editors of Changing English
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30084675

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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