The Trouble with English and How to Address It

This essential book will help English teachers to
address the challenges and opportunities in creating a
powerful, knowledge-rich curriculum, which draws on
lived experience and engages with cognitive science
and other educational research. It explores persistent
problems in the teaching of English, why we have
struggled to address them and how we can go about
creating a curriculum which enables all pupils to
achieve. Written by experienced English teachers and
teacher educators, the book empowers teachers to
reclaim their subject as one which has the power to
change lives, and to deliver it with passion and