Understanding Difficulties in Literacy Development: Issues and Concepts

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Based on current research, debates and concerns, Understanding Difficulties in Literacy Development: Issues and Concepts adopts a cross disciplinary approach to understanding and working with those who experience difficulties with literacy. It provides a broad view of difficulties in literacy and related educational and curriculum learning issues across a range of ages, phases and settings.

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Overview

Based on current research, debates and concerns, Understanding Difficulties in Literacy Development: Issues and Concepts adopts a cross disciplinary approach to understanding and working with those who experience difficulties with literacy. It provides a broad view of difficulties in literacy and related educational and curriculum learning issues across a range of ages, phases and settings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848607729
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/10/2009
  • Series: E801 Reader Series
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Gavin Reid is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of Edinburgh; he is an experienced teacher, successful author and regular conference presenter.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: WHAT IS LITERACY? WHAT ARE 'DIFFICULTIES IN LITERACY'?
Literacy: In search of a paradigm - Naz Rassool
Globalisation, literacy and society: Redesigning pedagogy and assessment - David Johnson and Gunther Kress
The historical construction of dylsexia: Implications for Higher Education - Janet Soler
PART TWO: ISSUES AND CONCEPTS IN PUBLIC READING DEBATES
Literacy as a complex activity: Deconstructing the simple view of reading - Morag Stuart, Rhona Stainthorp, Maggie Snowling
The irrelevancy - and danger - of the 'simple view' of reading to meaningful standards - Victoria Purcell-Gates
Ehri's model of phases of learning to read: A brief critique - John R Beech
Siblings bridging literacies in multilingual contexts - Ann Williams and Eve Gregory
Boys' underachievement: Issues, challenges and possible ways forward - Joe Burns and Paul Bracey
Re-counting 'Illiteracy': Literacy skills in the sociology of social inequality - Geoff Payne
PART THREE: LITERACY CURRICULUM POLICY CONTEXTS
Research and the National Literacy Strategy - Roger Beard
Literacy policy and policy literacy: A tale of phonics in early reading in England - Kathy Hall
'To be or not to be?': The politics of teaching phonics in England and New Zealand - Janet Soler and Roger Openshaw
Powerful literacies: The policy context - Mary Hamilton, Catherine Macrae and Lyn Tett
PART FOUR: COMMUNITY, FAMILY, SOCIETY AND INDIVIDUAL IDENTITY
The self-concept and its relationship to educational achievement - Robert Burden
The self-concept and dyslexia - David Pollak
PART FIVE: SOCIAL JUSTICE, EQUITY ISSUES AND LEARNING DISABILITIES
Special education's changing identity: Paradoxes and dilemmas in views of culture and space - Alfredo J Artiles
The cultural work of learning disabilities - Ray Mc Dermott, Shelley Goldman and Hervé Varenne

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