Originally published in 2004. In this book Kathy Hall analyses recent educational reform in England relating to primary education and literacy. By taking account of themes such as globalisation, teacher education, children's learning and especially literacy, she develops a critique of government reactions and explores alternative responses to the crucial issues of our time. The book concludes with policy recommendations based on evidence drawn from a range of perspectives. Inviting the reader to consider what is happening in primary education generally, and in literacy more specifically, the book will prove both thought– and action– provoking.
Introduction 1. The Broader Context of Contemporary Education Policy 2. The Changing of the Guard: Teachers and Teacher Educators 3. Backing into or Facing into the Future? Literacy, Schooling and Society 4. Outstanding Literacy Teachers and their Teaching: Teachers not Packages! 5. From Monologic to Dialogic Classrooms 6. What Kind of Future? A Road to Better Things
Reissuing works originally published between 1937 and 2005, this collection of books on various aspects of learning to read and write is a superb resource for those teaching or those studying education. Some titles look at literacy in a multilingual environment and offer advice and techniques for the world of EFL while others consider the nature of childhood learning strategies and others look at policy in schools. Spanning the worlds of linguistics, psychology and education this set has something to offer for all classrooms.