Passion, pedagogy and the political: Looking back, looking forward

Lynette Wilkinson

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    I have been an English teacher for 38 (gulp!) years. For over 20 of those I have taught 'English methods' courses in initial teacher education programs. As the retirement light glows increasingly brighter at the end of my career pathway, I reflect on three aspects of teaching English that have been - and remain - the cornerstones of my professional work. Although they appear to remain significant for beginning teachers, they are not foregrounded in curriculum documents. I offer this personal reflection in the hope that the things that are important to so many in the profession - the things that drew us into English teaching, and keep us there - remain at the forefront of our thinking as we move into the implementation phase of the Australian Curriculum.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)27-35
    Number of pages9
    JournalEnglish in Australia
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


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