Poetry in the Curriculum: a crisis of confidence

Educational Studies 16 (1):75-83 (1990)
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Summary Attitudes to poetry teaching in schools are investigated and relevant studies are shown to highlight reluctance to teach poetry. The study reports an exploratory questionnaire of middle school teachers which reaffirms teachers? lack of confidence in encouraging classroom work on poetry. A sample of 100 middle school pupils, on the other hand, indicate interest and receptiveness towards poetry despite its neglect by their schools. Implications are raised for in?service training and for the implementation of National Curriculum requirements



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Children's Reading Interests. Schools Council Working Paper 52.Frank Whitehead, A. C. Capey & Wendy Maddren - 1975 - British Journal of Educational Studies 23 (3):344-344.

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