Missing the Meaning: The Development and Use of Print and Non-Print Text Materials in Diverse School Settings

Missing the Meaning: The Development and Use of Print and Non-Print Text Materials in Diverse School Settings

by Alan Peacock
     
 

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Missing the Meaning investigates recent evidence that school text materials are more problematic than previously imagined. Difficulties with language, illustrations, design and cultural mismatch are highlighted, and ways in which young students "read" books and electronic materials in classrooms are compared through contributions from researchers across five

Overview

Missing the Meaning investigates recent evidence that school text materials are more problematic than previously imagined. Difficulties with language, illustrations, design and cultural mismatch are highlighted, and ways in which young students "read" books and electronic materials in classrooms are compared through contributions from researchers across five continents. The book suggests new ways to develop and use text so that the materials are better matched to the diverse needs of teachers and students. The implications of this collection are wide, applying not only to teachers, but to teacher educators, educational publishers, software developers, and policy makers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403960900
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
02/21/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.68(h) x 0.89(d)

Meet the Author

Alan Peacock is Reader in Primary Science Education at the University of Exeter.
Ailie Cleghorn is Director of the Educational Studies Masters Program at Concordia University.

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