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Learning to be literate : insights from research for policy and practice

Author: Margaret M Clark
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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Clark, Margaret M. (Margaret Macdonald), 1926-
Learning to be literate.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2016
(OCoLC)944569269
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret M Clark
ISBN: 9781138186941 1138186945 9781138186958 1138186953
OCLC Number: 923792339
Description: xiii, 195 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction --
pt. I Insights from literacy research: 1960s to 1980s --
2.Reading and related skills: lessons from the early 1970s --
3.Language and reading: insights from early research --
4.Strengths and weaknesses of children with reading difficulties and young fluent readers --
5.Insights from young fluent readers --
pt. II Young literacy learners: how we can help them --
6.Literacy learning in creative contexts --
7.Sensitive observation and the development of literacy: a tribute to Marie Clay --
8.Meeting individual needs in learning to read --
9.High frequency words: a neglected resource in learning to read --
10.Reading and writing: a reciprocal relationship --
pt. III Curriculum developments and literacy policies, 1988 to 1997: a comparison between England, Wales and Scotland --
11.The first National Curriculum in England and Wales: lessons for the future --
12.Government policy on literacy in Scotland from the 1980s to the 1990s Note continued: pt. IV Synthetic phonics and literacy learning: government policy in England, 2006 to 2015 --
13.The Rose Report and the teaching of reading: a critique --
14.One best method of teaching reading: what is the research evidence? --
15.The phonics check: its background, initial results and possible effects --
16.Research evidence on the phonics check for all Year 1 children in England --
17.Unresolved issues on the value and validity of the phonics check: four years on --
18.Whose knowledge counts in government literacy policies: at what cost? --
pt. V Interpretations of literacies in the twenty-first century --
19.International studies of reading, such as PIRLS: a cautionary tale --
20.Literacies in and for a changing world: what is the evidence? --
21.Insights on literacy from research.
Responsibility: Margaret M. Clark.

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This exceptional book documents and critically analyses literacy education over a period of fifty years. Margaret Clark continues in her relentless quest to raise awareness of the changing nature and Read more...

 
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