Improving Literacy in the Primary School

Improving Literacy in the Primary School

by R. P. Chamberlin, G. S. Haynes, E. C. Wragg, Prof E C Wragg
     
 

ISBN-10: 041517287X

ISBN-13: 9780415172875

Pub. Date: 11/11/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

One of the most important challenges teachers face is making sure children can read. It is an absolutely crucial skill, and current educational policy is giving it a very high priority.
Based on one of the largest studies ever undertaken of what primary schools do to improve literacy, this book reports what Professor Ted Wragg and his research team found.
The

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One of the most important challenges teachers face is making sure children can read. It is an absolutely crucial skill, and current educational policy is giving it a very high priority.
Based on one of the largest studies ever undertaken of what primary schools do to improve literacy, this book reports what Professor Ted Wragg and his research team found.
The importance placed on literacy has never been greater. When children learn to read, they are laying the foundations for their entire educational future. Effective teachers can make a huge difference, as a poor start can hinder children throughout their schooling and beyond.
By looking at what actually goes on in classrooms, this volume provides an invaluable insight into what happens to children and how their reading progresses. It shows how particular teachers manage the improvement of their pupils' reading levels, and also follows individual pupils through a school year.
This is a very readbale account of a fascinating and crucial area of research that is highly topical. Every class teacher should read it.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415172875
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/11/1998
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
1Studying improvement1
2Research into effectiveness, improvement and literacy16
3The national survey35
4The impact of the local education authority66
5The organisation of literacy in schools and classrooms87
6Teachers' beliefs and classroom practice111
7Teaching reading skills140
8Support from parents, classroom assistants, librarians167
9Case studies of individual classrooms186
10The pupil perspective209
11Pupil case studies235
12Implications for policy and practice258
Bibliography277
Index285

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