Addressing Difficulties in Literacy Development: Responses at Family, School, Pupil and Teacher Levels

Addressing Difficulties in Literacy Development: Responses at Family, School, Pupil and Teacher Levels

by Gavin Reid
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415289025

ISBN-13: 9780415289023

Pub. Date: 11/15/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book outlines and critiques international strategies and programmes designed to address difficulties in literacy development. The high-profile team of contributors consider teaching programmes which operate at family, school, pupil and teacher levels. They argue that school is not the only legitimate location for literacy education, and show how difficulties

…  See more details below

Overview

This book outlines and critiques international strategies and programmes designed to address difficulties in literacy development. The high-profile team of contributors consider teaching programmes which operate at family, school, pupil and teacher levels. They argue that school is not the only legitimate location for literacy education, and show how difficulties in literacy can be addressed sequentially, both in and out of the school context.

Issues addressed include:

*the dilemmas facing practitioners in choosing between multiple approaches to practice
*the factors which must be addressed in strategies which operate at the level of the family and the community
*how to ensure the school can support programmes designed to improve literacy learning
*how to put theory into practice in programmes designed for use with individual students
*the teacher as 'reflective practitioner' - developing professional practice which effectively raises literacy achievement.

This book will be of interest to postgraduate students, teachers, researchers, educational professionals and policymakers who are looking for practical strategies to address difficulties in literacy development.

This reader forms the basis of the Open University's Difficulties in Literacy Development course, and is ideal for similar courses nationally and internationally.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415289023
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/15/2002
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Dilemmas in the choice of responses to students' difficulties in literacy development3
Pt. 1Family and community19
2Parents and teachers21
3Collaboration between teachers and parents in assisting children's reading39
4Pause Prompt Paise: reading tutoring procedures for home and school partnership58
5Dyslexia: parents in need71
6Rhetoric and research in family literacy89
7Developing literacy in families with histories of reading problems: preliminary results from a longitudinal study of young children of dyslexic parents111
8Partnership approaches: new futures for Travellers121
Pt. 2School and classroom133
9Using Soft Systems Methodology to re-think special needs135
10Case studies of individual classrooms153
11Contradictory models: the dilemma of specific learning difficulties174
12The National Literacy Strategy and dyslexia: a comparison of teaching methods and materials189
Pt. 3Individual pupil203
13Examinations, assessments and special arrangements205
14Learning to understand written language224
15Specific developmental dyslexia (SDD): 'basics to back' in 2000 and beyond?243
16Multisensory teaching of reading in mainstream settings269
17Researching the social and emotional consequences of dyslexia282
18An examination of the relationship between labelling and stigmatisation with special reference to dyslexia303
19The long-term effects of two interventions for children with reading difficulties320
20Teaching spelling: some questions answered340
21Spelling354
Index381

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >