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Shakespeare in the Changing Curriculum

Shakespeare in the Changing Curriculum
Your Price: $29.95 CDN
Edited by: Lesley Aers and Nigel Wheale
Publisher: Routlege
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 232
Pub. Date: 1991
ISBN-10: 0415053935
ISBN-13: 9780415053938

About the Book:

English literature as a subject area in secondary and further education is undergoing profound change. The expansion of communication, cultural and gender studies, together with the claims of new theoretical perspectives, is transforming traditional approaches to literature. With the introduction of British GCSEs and the National Curriculum for England, schools, colleges and universities are being subjected to unprecedented demands for curriculum reform. At the same time, the education system is faced with a deepening crisis of resources. How is the teaching of Shakespeare affected by these academic and political developments?

Shakespeare in the Changing Curriculum provides a context for debates about the place of Shakespeare within the English curriculum, and examines the new possibilities in teaching Shakespeare afforded by the application of contemporary critical approaches in the classroom and seminar room.

Practical classroom ideas backed up by clear philosophical positions. This book should be of interest to students and teachers of English literature and education.

About the Author:

Lesley Aers was a Specialist Inspector for English for Durham Education Authority.

Nigel Wheale is a Senior Lecturer in English at Anglia Polytechnic University, UK.