English for the Rejected: Training Literacy in the Lower Streams of the Secondary School by David HolbrookEnglish for the Rejected: Training Literacy in the Lower Streams of the Secondary School by David Holbrook

English for the Rejected: Training Literacy in the Lower Streams of the Secondary School

byDavid Holbrook

Paperback | January 1, 1964

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This 1964 book examines the treatment of below average children in the British education system. In the secondary schools of Britain children were divided at 11 plus into the academic and non-academic, and sent accordingly to grammar and secondary modern schools. In the secondary moderns the children were streamed again, the more academic children doing work which approached grammar school standards. Holbrook writes powerfully and disturbingly about the teaching of the children of average or below average ability. He highlights how the British system was geared to the examining of the top layer of the age-group, the rest being 'unexaminable'.
Title:English for the Rejected: Training Literacy in the Lower Streams of the Secondary SchoolFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:January 1, 1964Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521092159

ISBN - 13:9780521092159

Appropriate for ages: 11 - 14

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Table of Contents

Part I. Another Dimension: Introduction: the predicament of the unexaminable; 1. A pretty wide separation; 2. Beings of another order?; 3. Sparks from a different element: being an analysis of the English work of a class of 'backward' children; Part II. Classroom Practice: 4. Rules for oneself; 5. Limbering up: a first creative project; 6. Equipment and syllabus; Part III. Appendices; Plates.