This book focuses on the teaching of English in post-primary classrooms. Each chapter approaches an element of the teaching of English from theoretical and practical perspectives where the reader gets an opportunity to reflect upon practice through theoretically-informed lenses.The book assists teachers in knitting together theory and practice in the English classroom. Many of the books available to teachers of English either provide a list of useful strategies or else they provide rich theoretical underpinnings to the pedagogy of English. We bring these worlds together in one volume that will act as a guide to practicing teachers of English throughout the continuum of teacher education, from initial teacher education, through induction, whilst also serving as a resource to maturing professionals in the classroom.
Kevin Cahill is a Lecturer in Education and Co-Director of the Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs in the School of Education, University College Cork.
Niamh Dennehy is a Lecturer in Education and Deputy Director of the Postgraduate Master of Education (PME) in the School of Education, University College Cork.