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The Routledge International Handbook of English, Language and Literacy Teaching

Edited by: Dominic Wyse , Richard Andrews , Hoffman James

Print publication date:  February  2010
Online publication date:  February  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415469036
eBook ISBN: 9780203863091
Adobe ISBN: 9781135183141

10.4324/9780203863091
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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

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Social and cultural influences on children’s motivation for reading Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Literature for children Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Twenty first century literature Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Reading and teaching short stories, based on process studies and experimental research Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Comprehension instruction Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The genre-specific nature of reading comprehension Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Morphological knowledge and learning to read in English Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Phonological development across different languages  Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Interaction and learning to read Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Facilitating writing development Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Writing in the early years Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The ontogenesis of writing in childhood and adolescence Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Composition Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Rhythm and blues Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Linguistic foundations of spelling development  Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Handwriting and writing Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Orality, literacy, and culture Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Understanding language development Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Bilingualism and English language teaching Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Drama in teaching and learning language and literacy Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Classroom discourse Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Critical approaches to teaching language, reading and writing Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Becoming culturally responsive Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The text environment and learning to read Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The relationship between home and school literacy practices Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Gender and the teaching of English Download PDF
Chapter  28:  An outward, inward, and school-ward overview of interactive communication technologies across the literacy landscape Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Multimodality, literacy and school English Download PDF
Chapter  30:  A very long engagement Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Reading, writing and speaking poetry Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Overcoming fear and resistance when teaching shakespeare  Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Difficulties in learning literacy Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Classroom assessment of literacy Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Initial teacher preparation for reading instruction Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Comparative international studies of reading literacy Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Globalization and the international context for literacy policy reform in england Download PDF
Chapter  38:  A Tale of the Two Special Administrative Regions (Sars) of China Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Bilingual educational programmes in Indian schools Download PDF
Chapter  40:  English in Scandinavia Download PDF
Chapter  41:  The teaching of English in Sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Recent federal education policy in the united states Download PDF
Chapter  43:  English in Australia and New Zealand Download PDF
Chapter  44:  English in England and Wales Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Implications for research, policy and practice Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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