Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Learning to Read: Culture, Cognition and Pedagogy / Edition 1

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This book encompasses a comprehensive range of conceptual perspectives on reading pedagogy and offers a wealth of new insights to support innovative research directions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415561235
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Series: Routledge Psychology in Education Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 0.62 (w) x 0.92 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathy Hall is Professor of Education and Head of the School of Education at University College Cork.

Usha Goswami is Professor of Education at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge.

Colin Harrison has a personal chair in Literacy Studies in Education at the University of Nottingham.

Sue Ellis is Reader in Literacy and Language in the Department of Childhood and Primary Studies at the University of Strathclyde.

Janet Soler is Senior Lecturer at the Open University, where she teaches and publishes on literacy education and literacy policy.

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Table of Contents

1 Significant lines of research in reading pedagogy Kathy Hall Hall, Kathy 3

2 The ghosts of reading past, present and future : the materiality of reading in homes and schools Jackie Marsh Marsh, Jackie 19

3 Reading places Barbara Comber Comber, Barbara 32

4 Young bilingual learners : a socio-cultural perspective Rose Drury Drury, Rose 44

5 Comprehension as a social act : texts, contexts and readers Vivienne Smith Smith, Vivienne 61

6 Reading for meaning : the skills that support reading comprehension and its development Kate Cain Cain, Kate 74

7 New literacies in the elementary classroom : the instructional dynamics of visual-texts Dawnene D. Hassett Hassett, Dawnene D. 87

8 Phonology, reading and reading difficulties Usha Goswami Goswami, Usha 103

9 English is a difficult writing system for children to learn : evidence from children learning to read in Wales J. Richard Hanley Hanley, J. Richard 117

10 Contextualised phonics teaching Dominic Wyse Wyse, Dominic 130

11 What it takes in early schooling to have adolescents who are skilled and eager readers and writers William H. Teale Teale, William H. Kathleen A. Paciga Paciga, Kathleen A. Jessica L. Hoffman Hoffman, Jessica L. 151

12 Classroom interaction and reading pedagogy in the early years of school Henrietta Dombey Dombey, Henrietta 164

13 Dyslexia lessons : the politics of dyslexia and reading problems Janet Soler Soler, Janet 179

14 The use of evidence in language and literacy teaching Sue Ellis Ellis, Sue 193

15 Why do policy-makers find the 'simple view of reading' so attractive, and why do I find it so morally repugnant? Colin Harrison Harrison, Colin 207

16 Policy and pedagogy : proficiency and choice in the literacy classroom Gemma Moss Moss, Gemma 219

17 The practical and political dimensions of teacher knowledge : implications for reading teacher preparation and research on teaching James V. Hoffman Hoffman, James V. Melissa Mosley Mosley, Melissa 233

Index 248

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