Literacy has become central to debates on policy and practice in education in the UK and other English-speaking countries. This book introduces teachers to current thought on the place of literacy in education, providing many different perspectives. It charts the latest ideas, and relates practical and policy concerns to an understanding of theoretical issues.
Concise and accessible, it connects with key aspects of the experience of professionals and students alike, and provides issues for group discussion or individual study, as well as suggestions for further reading.
Peter Hannon is currently Professor of Education at the University of Sheffield where he has directed research projects in parental involvement, family literacy and pre-school intervention. He teaches several Master' courses, including the University of Sheffield distance education MEd in Literacy and is also the author of Literacy, Home and School (Falmer 1995)
'... A fine book - thought-provoking, well constructed and well argued by an author who knows what he is talking about.' - Gary Thomas, Times Educational Supplement