Based on theory but with a practical dimension, the book engages readers in current critical debates about poetry teaching and its place in an assessment-driven curriculum.
Chapter 1: The Place of Poetry within the National Curriculum Orders for English
The Place of Poetry within the National Curriculum Orders for English
In the advent of the National Curriculum poetry was in an uncertain position, heralded by some teachers and critics as central to the English curriculum and treated with suspicion by others whose own educational experiences of poetry had not made them favourably disposed towards the genre. The National Curriculum was first introduced into England and Wales in 1990 and revised over the next decade. This chapter explores the place of poetry (especially writing poetry) within this overarching framework and the subsequently developed National Literacy Strategy.
The Cox Report
The Cox report's proposals for a new assessment driven curriculum in English and Welsh schools with five attainment ...