Containing invaluable insights from the original director of the National Literary Strategy (NLS) and its director of training, this book provides the only systematic exploration of the reform programme.
A vital introduction and critical appraisal for pracititioners and students, The Literacy Game examines the origins, evolution and impact of the NLS, and provides a fully comprehensive contribution to the teaching of literacy and the management of educational change.
This illuminating text:
The Literacy Game is an enlightening book which will appeal to all policy makers and academics who are keen to know what did and did not work in the NLS and why.
Review in The Times Educational Supplement - 'Apology to schools for results bias'
Foreword by Sir Michael Barber Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction 1 The context and origins of the National Literacy Strategy 2 About learning 3 The literacy curriculum: a Framework of teaching objectives 4 The Literacy Hour 5 Differentiating the Strategy 6 Implementation 7 Securing the Strategy 8 Devolving the Strategy 9 Impact and evaluation 10 Politics and practice Bibliography Index