The Teaching of English: From the Sixteenth Century to 1870
For the first time textbooks and other educational writings published in England and America in the three centuries before the 'modern' phase of English teaching (about 1700 volumes in all) have been subject to a detailed and scholarly examination. Most of the American material will be new to readers outside the United States and much of it is little known there. The writings vividly demonstrate the development of English as a teaching subject: when its varied components were first taught, by what kinds of teachers, with what intentions and by what methods. Ian Michael has made a major contribution to the history of education and of literacy, and of English in particular. Not only academic educationalists interested in the history of the curriculum, but teachers - from primary schools to university - who want to investigate the historical background of their subject and discover how their forerunners taught - will find this book of compelling interest.
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Chronological distribution of texts
spelling and elementary reading
literary texts including rhetorics to 1770 II
written expression including rhetorics to 1770
Authors in Table 6 by frequency of representation
British school anthologies 18021870 22435
Authors in Table 8 by frequency of representation
Expression and performance
the development of a subject
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