The Future of English Teaching Worldwide: Celebrating 50 Years From the Dartmouth Conference

1st Edition

Andrew Goodwyn, Cal Durrant, Wayne Sawyer, Lisa Scherff, Don Zancanella

Routledge
Published October 22, 2018
Reference - 274 Pages
ISBN 9781138495227 - CAT# K350424
Series: National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE)

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Summary

The seminal Dartmouth Conference (1966) remains a remarkably influential moment in the history of English teaching. Bringing together leading voices in contemporary English education, this book celebrates the Conference and its legacy, drawing attention to what it has achieved, and the questions it has raised.

Encompassing a multitude of reflections on the Dartmouth Conference, The Future of English Teaching Worldwide provides fresh and revisionist readings of the meeting and its leading figures. Chapters showcase innovative and exciting new insights for English scholars, and address both theoretical and practical elements of teaching English in a variety of settings and countries. Covering topics including the place of new media in English curricula, the role of the canon, poetry and grammar, the text is divided into three accessible parts:

  • Historical perspectives

  • Dartmouth today: why it still matters

  • Reflections: but for the future.

This powerful collection will be of value to researchers, postgraduate students, literature scholars, practitioners, teacher educators, trainee and in-service teachers, as well as other parties involved in the teaching and study of English.

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