Volume 58, Number 01, 2022


‘Stepping Up’: Being an English leader

The focus of this edition of Idiom is on the experience of being a leader in secondary English education. Stepping into the role of English leader can be both exciting and daunting – knowing that your work and decisions will have an impact on all students from Year 7 through to VCE. While the experience of the pandemic has presented unique challenges for English leaders, it has also opened up important opportunities for innovation, and accelerated changes in English teaching and learning, especially in the online space.

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Volume 58, number 01, 2022

‘Stepping Up’: Being an English leader

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What is Idiom?

Idiom is the journal of the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English and is published online three times a year. Idiom provides an important space for members of the VATE community to share insights, expertise, experiences and practical advice for the benefit of our English teaching colleagues and to help foster professional dialogue and development. Contributions and editorial correspondence should be sent to the Managing Editor, Josephine Smith:

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We invite you to read more about the forthcoming editions of Idiom and encourage you to contribute.
Idiom Vol 58 No 2 'Lost and Found' The lasting legacy of COVID. Read more.
Idiom Vol 58 No 3 – New VCE Study Designs: English / EAL and Literature. Read more.

Past issues

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Volume 54, number 03, 2018

Initial teacher education

Idiom Volume 54 No 3, 2018 - Initial teacher education
Volume 54, number 02, 2018

The inclusive English classroom

Idiom Volume 54 No 2, 2018 - The inclusive English classroom
Volume 54, number 01, 2018

2017 VATE State Conference

Idiom Volume 54 No 1, 2018 - 2017 VATE State Conference
Volume 53, number 03, 2017

Reading as an imaginative act

Idiom Volume 53 No 3, 2017 - Reading as an imaginative act
Volume 53, number 02, 2017

Literary Perspectives

Idiom Volume 53 No 2, 2017 - Literary Perspectives
Volume 51, number 02, 2015

Paradigm Lost

Idiom Volume 51 No 2, 2015 - Paradigm Lost
Volume 50, number 01, 2014

Web issues of IDIOM: 2014 - 2017

Web issues
Volume 49, number 03, 2013

Teacher Narratives

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