Shakespeare Valued (Book)

Education Policy and Pedagogy 1989-2009

Taking a comprehensive critical and theoretical approach to the role of Shakespeare in educational policy and pedagogy from 1989 to the present, Shakespeare Valued explores the esteem afforded Shakespeare in the British educational system and its evolution throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. 

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Taking a comprehensive, critical, and theoretical approach to the role of Shakespeare in educational policy and pedagogy from 1989 (the year compulsory Shakespeare was introduced under the National Curriculum for English in the United Kingdom), to the present, Shakespeare Valued explores the esteem afforded Shakespeare in the British educational system and its evolution in the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Sarah Olive offers an unparalleled analysis of the ways in which Shakespeare is valued in a range of educational domains in England, and will be essential reading for students and teachers of English and Shakespeare.

Sarah Olive is a lecturer in English in education at the University of York.

Introduction

Chapter 1: Shakespeare in Policy: Agendas for Standards, Skills and Inclusion

Chapter 2: Shakespeare in English Pedagogy: Values, Influence and Criticism 

Chapter 3: Shakespeare in Theatre and Heritage: Three Education Departments

Afterword: Shakespeare Under the Coalition: An End of Shakespeare for All? 

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