English Teacher's Handbook A-Z

Author: Edited by Don Carter and Jacqueline Manuel, Publisher: Phoenix

The English Teacher’s Handbook A to Z is a practical companion and reference that incorporates the depth, scope and richness of theory, history and practice that shape excellence in teaching and learning in contemporary English classroom contexts.

This reference book provides teachers and pre-service teachers with a user-friendly, informative guide to the essential terminology distinctive to the subject.

Its consistent emphasis on practical classroom teaching and learning strategies grounds this book in the context of day-to-day professional practice.

Each entry is designed to provide succinct, applicable definitions and overviews of:

  • key terms
  • guiding principles
  • concepts
  • theories, models and approaches
  • major historical and philosophical influences, and
  • film, drama and visual literacy terms and concepts.

The entries serve as stepping-off points for further inquiry. The book includes an abundance of recommendations for further reading and points teachers to valuable resources and research.

Written by experienced teachers, teacher educators, researchers, scholars and other experts in English education, this book will be an indispensible addition to every secondary school English teacher’s professional library.

About the Editors

Jacqueline Manuel is Associate Professor in secondary English education in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. The focus of her teaching, research and publications includes adolescent reading and writing, English teacher education and early career experience.

Don Carter is Inspector, English, at the NSW Board of Studies and has extensive teaching experience in both government and non-government NSW schools as an English, History and Drama teacher and Head Teacher English. He has also worked as an English as a Second Language/Multicultural Education consultant for the NSW Department of Education and Training.

More Information
Date of Publication 2009
ISBN 9781921085949
Subject English