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Compiler’s note
Competing visions of grammar teaChing
the attaCk on progressive eduCation in britain
a Committee to remedy the negleCt of grammar
the kingman Committee’s reCommendations
the government takes aCtion?
the grammar papers (1998)
training teaChers for the grammar CurriCulum
signifiCanCe of the Change in britain
the rationale for the rules of grammar
Anecdote
Dictionary defnition
Lewis Carroll: Through the Looking Glass
A fctional grammar lesson
Poetic examples
Final quiz
The status of the will/shall rule
the epistemology of language learning
grammar and propriety in Colonial sChools
primary or Common sChool CurriCulum development
parsing
sentenCe analysis
morell’s sentenCe analysis (1852)
sentenCe diagrams (1877)
example of sentenCe diagrams
dashwood-Jones’ patterns of writing
mental disCipline
the survival of formal grammar in the primary sChool
The language panic
A Nova Scotia crusader
survival of memorization in grammar
Teachers
Classroom design
Grammar lessons
Textbooks
1. Dilworth’s Speller
2. Murray’s Grammar
3. Lennie’s Grammar
4. An English Grammar for the Use of Schools
Textbooks and the role of memorization
Dilworth
Murray
Lennie
The Irish Grammar
the growth of funCtional grammar
funCtional grammar in textbooks
pure grammar: the newbolt report 1921
suCCess of new eduCation reforms: the Case of new zealand
The effect on grammar teaching
The Cohen Commission 1912
reform in australia
New South Wales
South Australia
New Zealand
Australia after 1910
Tasmania
Victoria
the failure of departments of eduCation
the effeCt of failure
formal grammar and language lessons
Postponement of formal grammar teaching: Canada
examinations at the end of primary
examination questions on english grammar papers
A. Recall of propositional information
B. Analysis and parsing
C. Correction
D. Language manipulation
E. Language production
end-of-primary examinations in new zealand
end-of-primary examinations in australia
end-of-primary examinations in Canada
Manitoba
Prince Edward Island
Atlantic Provinces
Prairie Provinces
Teacher Certifcation
prinCe edward island 1900–1940
teaCher snapshot: agnes ramsay, pei
Her purpose in grammar teaching
Her teaching methods
aCtivity learning
alberta’s progressive eduCation reforms 1935–1945
Elementary program of studies
Intermediate program of studies
High school program of studies
Grammar Textbooks for High School
reform of examinations
suCCess of alberta’s reforms
Assessments of historians of education
Assessment by Alberta education offcials
Language variability
english in the primary sChool
a study of new zealand syllabus development
Language in the Primary School: English
The NESC Curriculum Development Project, 1969–1983
Forms 3–5 Statement of Aims, 1983
Other Sources of Data
Appendix A: A Discussion of H. G. Martyn
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200 Years of Grammar

200 Years of Grammar

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Since 1800, students have spent millions of hours learning English grammar. Students and teachers have toiled at parsing and analysis, dreading the English exam at the end of the year, as debate over the real value of learning grammar has raged. Nowhere have these arguments been as passionate as in the English-speaking colonies of Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.In 200 Years of Grammar, author Dr. Laurence Walker narrates a detailed history of the origins and evolution of grammar education and its relationship to English usage in Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. Walker presents a discussion of grammar’s educational significance and provides a framework for how the context of the politics surrounding grammar teaching affects students and teachers.Offering many applicable examples, 200 Years of Grammar gives insight into the issues with which English teachers around the world have grappled for years. It provides teachers, students, and those interested in the English language with an engaging history of grammar education from the introduction of state curriculum through to the twenty-first century.
Since 1800, students have spent millions of hours learning English grammar. Students and teachers have toiled at parsing and analysis, dreading the English exam at the end of the year, as debate over the real value of learning grammar has raged. Nowhere have these arguments been as passionate as in the English-speaking colonies of Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.In 200 Years of Grammar, author Dr. Laurence Walker narrates a detailed history of the origins and evolution of grammar education and its relationship to English usage in Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. Walker presents a discussion of grammar’s educational significance and provides a framework for how the context of the politics surrounding grammar teaching affects students and teachers.Offering many applicable examples, 200 Years of Grammar gives insight into the issues with which English teachers around the world have grappled for years. It provides teachers, students, and those interested in the English language with an engaging history of grammar education from the introduction of state curriculum through to the twenty-first century.

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