Models of language, models of childhood in the English national curriculum

Sealey, Alison (1998) Models of language, models of childhood in the English national curriculum. Changing English, 5 (1). pp. 69-81. ISSN 1358-684X

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Abstract

This paper explores the versions of language and of childhood which implicitly underpin the official National Curriculum for English at Key Stages 1 and 2. It considers the politically charged context of debates about ‘grammar’ and ‘standards’ within which a standardised curriculum is imposed, and the assumptions about language, learning and children which are involved in assessing children's talk. Finally, the article draws on an empirical study of the informal talk of six 8‐ and 9‐year‐old children to present some alternative perspectives on children, language and learning.

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Journal Article
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Changing English
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71457
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27 Oct 2014 13:08
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Yes
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Published
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