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Phonics instruction and early reading: Professional views from the classroom (2018)
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Hodgson, J., Buttle, H., Conridge, B., Gibbons, D., & Robinson, J. (2018). Phonics instruction and early reading: Professional views from the classroom

Debates about the most effective ways of teaching early readers have raged for more than half a century. In recent years, government in the UK and in some other English-speaking countries has promoted the teaching of “synthetic phonics” as the key to... Read More about Phonics instruction and early reading: Professional views from the classroom.

Affronted adverbials: The debate on grammar (2017)
Journal Article
Hodgson, J. (2017). Affronted adverbials: The debate on grammar

John Hodgson gives a personal account of NATE’s part in language and grammar study over the last fifty years - from Chomsky to SPaG, via Language in Use, LINC, and Grammar for Writing.

The Work of the Course: validity and reliability in assessing English Literature (2017)
Journal Article
Hodgson, J., & Greenwell, B. (2017). The Work of the Course: validity and reliability in assessing English Literature. English in Education, 51(1), 100-111. https://doi.org/10.1111/eie.12132

© 2017 National Association for the Teaching of English This article reflects on the values and practices of a revolutionary UK A level (senior secondary) course that achieved a high degree of validity and reliability in assessing the study of Englis... Read More about The Work of the Course: validity and reliability in assessing English Literature.

Renewing acquaintance with James Britton (2016)
Journal Article
Hodgson, J. (2016). Renewing acquaintance with James Britton

John Hodgson reports on LATE’s celebration of the work of one of NATE’s founding figures, James Britton, and explains the crucial importance of his work for contemporary English teaching.

The experience of studying English in UK higher education. English subject centre report series no. 20, February 2010 (2010)
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Hodgson, J. M. P. (2010). The experience of studying English in UK higher education. English subject centre report series no. 20, February 2010

This focus group study was commissioned by the English Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy. Its purpose was to enrich both the Subject Centre’s and the discipline community’s understanding of the ways in which students are currently experi... Read More about The experience of studying English in UK higher education. English subject centre report series no. 20, February 2010.

text : message: The future of A level English (2004)
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Hodgson, J., Snapper, G., Harris, A., Cockcroft, S., & Bluett, J. (2004). text : message: The future of A level English. National Association for the Teaching of English

This book argues that A level English does not provide an appropriate curriculum for its students. Although specifications in English Language and English Language and Literature are available, many institutions still offer only English Literature.... Read More about text : message: The future of A level English.