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Editorial: Bound to Necessity?

Hodgson, John


John Hodgson


What is the purpose of research into the teaching of English? Knowledge and understanding are required to work effectively with learners of any age, but these principles include both what is traditionally known as techne – the skill or craft required to achieve a desired outcome – and the wider understanding denoted by episteme. Given the economic and political circumstances within which educators worldwide currently work, it may not be surprising that much of the research presented in this issue of English in Education concerns episteme rather than techne.

Journal Article Type Editorial
Publication Date Jun 1, 2017
Journal English in Education
Print ISSN 0425-0494
Electronic ISSN 1754-8845
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 51
Issue 2
Pages 125-128
APA6 Citation Hodgson, J. (2017). Editorial: Bound to Necessity?. English in Education, 51(2), 125-128.
Keywords English, research, episteme, techne, personal response, authenticity
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Additional Information Additional Information : This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Hodgson, J. (2017) Editorial: Bound to necessity. English in Education, 51 (2). pp. 125-128. ISSN 0425-0494 Available from:, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.


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