Rewriting the history of subject English in London schools 1945-65: methods and approaches

06 March 2012
12:00 to 13:30 , Room 541, Institute of Education

John Hardcastle and Georgina Brewis

History of education seminar John Hardcastle and Georgina Brewis, Institute of Education

This seminar will discuss the methods and approaches used in attempting to write a new history of English teaching in the `Social Change and English, 1945-1965' project. In this Leverhulme-Trust funded research project we adopted an in-depth case study approach to enable us to reconstruct the teaching and learning of the subject English in London schools in the period 1945-1965, making use of what we believe to be a uniquely wide range of sources. The paper will discuss our choice of a case study approach, the selection of schools and the range of oral, written and visual evidence we have employed.

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