RESEARCH.ENGLISH offers informed opinion on the teaching of English. I taught English, Drama, Media Studies and related subjects for many years in UK secondary schools, and for a year in California. For the last fifteen years I have taken a special interest in adolescent and academic literacy, and have developed academic writing workshops at the University of the West of England. I edit the international peer-reviewed journal English in Education for the The National Association for the Teaching of English. For more information about me, the journal and NATE, please follow the links on the right.