A place for the personal voice? Gunther Kress and the English curriculum

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  • N. McGuinn


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JournalChanging English
DatePublished - Oct 2005
Issue number2
Number of pages12
Pages (from-to)205-217
Original languageEnglish


For more than 20 years, Gunther Kress has made a powerful contribution to the debate about the English curriculum. The National Literacy Strategy represents an official endorsement of his ideas, particularly concerning the explicit teaching of 'non-fictional' genres. In this sense, Kress's work exerts a significant influence upon the pedagogy and practice of the contemporary English classroom. Interestingly, however, research suggests that many practitioners still feel committed to earlier, deep-rooted traditions which place personal engagement with literature at the heart of the English curriculum—a theoretical position which Kress has done much to critique.

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