Meeting Difficulties in Literacy: Research, Policy and Practice / Edition 1

Meeting Difficulties in Literacy: Research, Policy and Practice / Edition 1

by Gavin Reid, Janet Soler, Janice Wearmouth
     
 

Addressing the sensitive issue of difficulties in literacy development this practical book outlines what is meant by 'literacy' and the barriers to literacy development such as social class, ethnicity, culture and gender. It emphasises practical strategies and programmes to help reduce these barriers at school, family and community levels. Throughout, the highly

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Addressing the sensitive issue of difficulties in literacy development this practical book outlines what is meant by 'literacy' and the barriers to literacy development such as social class, ethnicity, culture and gender. It emphasises practical strategies and programmes to help reduce these barriers at school, family and community levels. Throughout, the highly qualified team of authors relate cognitive, psychological, and socio-cultural perspectives to current curriculum policies, controversies and ethical considerations.

This book enables practitioners to reflect critically upon the choices available to them in assessing and supporting students who experience difficulties in literacy development. Topics covered include a thorough consideration of dyslexia, bilingualism, the conceptualising of literacy, equity issues, and suggestions for assessment and planning for pupils.

This is essential reading for students on initial teacher training courses and teachers on CPD courses in the area of special needs, literacy and dyslexia. It is also a companion course guide for the Open University’s new Difficulties in Literacy Development course.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415304719
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/31/2003
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
1Models of, and debates over, the reading process1
2Concepts of dyslexia23
3Responses to dyslexia64
4Socio-cultural models and approaches86
5Gender, ethnicity and experiences of difficulties in literacy development104
6Equity, inclusion and the law123
7National curricula frameworks for literacy development149
8Assessment of barriers to literacy development188
9Framework for planning221
10School responses to difficulties in literacy234
11Supporting students' literacy acquisition at the level of the family263
12Towards inclusive schools: considering literacy difficulties289
Appendices299
Bibliography303
Index327

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