Poetry In The Making: fifty years old

Gowar, Mick (2011) Poetry In The Making: fifty years old. Ted Hughes Society Journal, 2. ISSN 2051-7270

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Abstract

Ted Hughesʼs influential book on poetry writing for teachers and school pupils 'Poetry In The Making' is 50 years old this year. But over that period, the education system of the UK has been transformed from one where ʻteachers decided both the content of the school curriculum and how it would be taught,ʼ to the present system in which, ʻa host of external influences dictates the nature of the educational experience….So that those claiming to reform education now focus on measurable outcomes and the answerability of schools to parental and government pressure.ʼ Or, as Roy Lowe has asserted in the subtitle to the book from which the two short quotations above were taken: ʻteachers lost control of the classroomʼ.

Item Type: Journal Article
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2012 13:18
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 19:02
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/217792

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