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A place for the personal voice? Gunther Kress and the English curriculum

McGuinn, N. (2005) A place for the personal voice? Gunther Kress and the English curriculum. Changing English, 12 (2). pp. 205-217. ISSN 1358-684X

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For more than 20 years, Gunther Kress has made a powerful contribution to the debate about the English curriculum. The National Literacy Strategy represents an official endorsement of his ideas, particularly concerning the explicit teaching of 'non-fictional' genres. In this sense, Kress's work exerts a significant influence upon the pedagogy and practice of the contemporary English classroom. Interestingly, however, research suggests that many practitioners still feel committed to earlier, deep-rooted traditions which place personal engagement with literature at the heart of the English curriculum—a theoretical position which Kress has done much to critique.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Education (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2009 13:53
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2009 13:53
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13586840500164243
Status: Published
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Identification Number: 10.1080/13586840500164243
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/5811

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