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Open dialogue peer review: a response to Morag Stuart

Ellis, Sue (2008) Open dialogue peer review: a response to Morag Stuart. The Psychology of Education Review, 32 (2). pp. 11-12. ISSN 1463-9807

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Abstract

Morag Stuart is right that how best to teach reading has been debated for years and we need clarity about what reading involves and how this develops in beginning readers. I also like her emphasis on teaching and on the importance of teaching phonics early and in a systematic way. The history of 'reading wars' has been unhelpful for researchers, policy-makers, teachers and, most importantly, children. We need to ensure that the debates this time around are more complex and measured. This means that, first, it is important to recognise the socio-cultural basis of literacy. Second, I prefer not to talk in terms of convincing anyone of the 'sense' of one view, but in terms of exploring how different views shed light on the actual task to be achieved - children who can, and do, read.

Item type: Article
ID code: 27426
Keywords: linguistics, language, reading, Special aspects of education, Philology. Linguistics
Subjects: Education > Special aspects of education
Language and Literature > Philology. Linguistics
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Education > Education
Depositing user: Mr Alan Slevin
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2010 15:39
Last modified: 27 Mar 2015 07:16
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/27426

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