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The Routledge International Handbook of English, Language and Literacy Teaching





ISBN 9780415469036
Published March 12, 2010 by Routledge
584 Pages

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Edited by three authorities in the field, this Handbook presents contributions from experts across the world who report the cutting-edge of international research. It is ground-breaking in its holistic, evidence-informed account that aims to synthesize key messages for policy and practice in English, language and literacy teaching.

A comprehensive collection, the Handbook focuses on the three key areas of reading, writing, and language, and issues that cut across them. The international emphasis of all the chapters is extended by a final section that looks directly at different countries and continents.

The authors address many key issues including:

  • why pupil motivation is so important
  • the evidence for what works in teaching and learning
  • the place of Information Technology in the twenty-first century
  • the status of English and other languages
  • globalisation and political control of education.

This definitive guide concludes by discussing the need for better policy cycles that genuinely build on research evidence and teachers’ working knowledge in order to engage young people and transform their life chances.

A powerful account that will be of interest to students, researchers and academics involved with education.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction - Dominic Wyse, James Hoffman and Richard Andrews (Editors)  PART I: Reading  2. Motivation – Scott Paris  3. Literature for Young Children - Morag Styles  4. Approaches to teaching literature - Catherine Beavis  5. Informational Texts – Nell Duke  6. The development of reading - Roger Beard  7. Comprehension – Colin Harrison  8. Vocabulary – Freddy Hiebert  9. Phonological understanding across different languages - Usha Goswami  10. Reading difficulties - Maggie Snowling and Charles Hulme  11. Teaching Reading – Research, pedagogy and politics – Dominic Wyse  PART II: Writing  12. Models of Writing – Richard Andrews  13. The development of writing – Nigel Hall  14. Composition - Carol Donovan  15. Spelling - Carole Torgerson  16. Handwriting – Jane Medwell and David Wray  17. Grammar and Punctuation  18. Approaches to writing teaching - Joanna Shackleton  19. The social psychology of writing – Marlene Scardamalia  20. The links between reading and writing (Editors)  PART III: Language  21. The development of language - Debra Myhill  22. Accent, dialect and Standard English - David Crystal  23. Orality, literacy and Culture – Randy Bomer  24. Drama - Nick McGuinn  25. Classroom Discourse - Neil Mercer   26. English as an additional language - Gordon Pradl  27. Bilingualism and English teaching – Jim Cummins  28. The links between language and literacy (Editors)  PART IV: English Teaching  29. Critical literacy – Hilary Janks  30. Effective teachers of literacy - Kathy Hall or David Wray  31. Teacher Preparation/Teacher Training – Cathy Roller  32. The literacy environment of the classroom – Misty Sailors  33. Culture and Teaching – Kathy Au  34. Home/school links - Jackie Marsh; Peter Hannon; or Victoria Purcell-Gates  35. Information and communications technologies (ICTs) and multimedia/New Literacies - David Reinking  36. Gender and the teaching of English - Lia Litosseliti  37. Reading, writing and speaking poetry - Terry Locke  38. Assessing reading, writing and talking - Sue Horner   39. English and the moving image - Andrew Burn or Andrew Goodwyn or Mark Reid  40. Multimodality and English - Gunther Kress, Carey Jewitt   41. The development of policy – Gemma Moss  42. Literacy and special needs education – Elias Avramidis  43. History of English teaching – Peter Medway and John Hardcastle  44. Teaching Shakespeare – Richard Andrews  Part V: Literacy, language and English teaching across the world  45. International Comparisons of Literacy: What have they revealed? – Gerry Shiel, Mary Hilton, Greg Brooks  46. Africa, Sub-Sahara – Denise Newfield  or Hilary Janks  47. Africa, Northern - TBC  48. Language Policy and Beginning Reading Instruction – Neville Alexander and Carol Bloch  49. The Development of Home Language Reading Materials: Policy and Practice – Leketi Makalela  50. England and Wales – Sue Brindley or Anne Turvey  51. USA and Canada – Jane Ashdown  or Jim Hoffman or David Kirkland  52. Mexico/Latin America – TBC  53. Australia and New Zealand - Wayne Sawyer  54. China – one of York/IOE/Cambridge’s doctoral students  55. Continental Europe – Gert Rijlaarsdam  56. Scandinavia – Froydis Hertzberg  57. India – Mihika Shah  58. Taiwan – Sabrina Huang  59. Korea - TBC  Part V: The future  60. Recommendations for practice, policy and research – The Editors

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Biography

Dominic Wyse is Senior Lecturer in Primary and Early Years Education at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Richard Andrews is Professor of English at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK.

James V. Hoffman is Professor of Language and Literacy Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, USA.