International Handbook of Middle Level Education Theory, Research, and Policy
Chapter: Humanities-Forward Developments in Norwegian Middle Grades English Education
Contributors: Jessica Allen Hanssen and Maja H. Jensvoll
Editor: David C. Virtue
Book Description: The International Handbook of Middle Level Education Theory, Research, and Policy is a landmark resource for researchers, graduate students, policy makers, and practitioners who work in middle level education and associated fields of study. The volume provides an overview of the current state of middle level education theory, research, and policy; offers analysis and critique of the extant literature in the field; and maps new directions for research and theory development in middle level education. The handbook meets a pressing need in the field for a resource that is comprehensive in its treatment of middle level research and international in scope.
Chapter authors provide rationales for middle level education research and definitions of the field; discuss philosophical approaches and underpinnings for middle level education research; describe and critique frameworks for quality in middle level education; review research about young adolescent learners, middle level school programming, and educator preparation; and analyze public policies affecting middle level education at national, regional, and local levels.
Chapter Description: This chapter discusses developments in Norwegian education policy that impact middle grades English education and highlights the role of humanities-based thinking in current educational practice. In addition, it provides insight into the Norwegian educational system, in general, and offers a deeper understanding of relevant issues and concerns within Norwegian schools, such as teacher professionalism, autonomy, and responsibility with particular regard to the way English is taught in middle grades.
Editors: Georgios Neokleous, Anna Krulatz, and Raichle Farrelly
IGI Global, 2020