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What I ‘know’: Literary studies and the teaching of English

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posted on 2016-07-02, 00:00 authored by Brenton DoeckeBrenton Doecke
This essay unfolds through a series of juxtapositions, involving storytelling and writing of a more analytical nature. In thinking about what I ‘know’ as an English teacher, my aim has been to present my ideas in a form that might do justice to the contradictions and complexities of my professional life, including my continuing efforts to negotiate a pathway between the rich particularities of the educational settings in which I have worked and my knowledge and values as an English teacher. My primary focus is on how my literary education has shaped and been shaped by my work as an English teacher vis-à-vis a devaluing of teachers’ disciplinary knowledge that has occurred through standards-based reforms. I attempt to make the standpoint from which I am writing an object of scrutiny, thus producing an account of what I ‘know’ that arises out of my work as an English teacher and returns to it as a necessary dimension of a politically committed praxis.

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Journal

Changing English: studies in culture and education

Volume

23

Issue

3

Pagination

292 - 308

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

1358-684X

eISSN

1469-3585

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2016, Taylor & Francis

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