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A Project for English

The aim of the conference is to promote thinking and work on how English might be imagined.

Beyond opening up and exploring the tensions and contradictions of the School-subject English as it is presently experienced and produced, it aims to develop an agenda for change that pays attention to the diverse interests, voices and needs of those who have a legitimate stake in English. In that spirit the conference will bring together teachers, policy makers and academics.
The conference will be a forum for dialogue, grounded in the experiences and the reality of teachers in English classrooms, and in concerns around relevant policy needs for a curriculum focussed on the real needs of learners in their future lives.


Eve Bearn | talks
Vic Carrington | talks
Bill Green | talks
Professor Brenton Doecke | talks
Roxy Harris | talks
Professor Ken Jones | talks
Jackie Marsh | talks
Elaine Millard | talks
Professor Gunther Kress | talks


Date and Time:

20 June 2005 at 9:00 am


Full Day



Vernon Square
Kings Cross

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Organised by:

Institute of Education
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£80 for one day or £130 for two days

Available from:

r.mcloughlin@ioe.ac.uk or ring Rebecca McLoughlin on 020 7612 6531

Additional Information:

The conference will take place over two days:
Monday 20 June 2005 and Tuesday 21 June 2005.
The first day will be an open event for up to 200 participants, with a series of keynote presentations and panels. The second day will be a smaller event, of about 60 participants. It will be conducted through workshops with plenary sessions, and will focus on developing themes from the previous day with the aim of setting a future program. This will provide a structure for ongoing work and dialogue.

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