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.
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