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'The right book to the right child at the right time': Primary Teacher Knowledge of Children's Literature

Collins, Fiona and Safford, Kimberly (2008). 'The right book to the right child at the right time': Primary Teacher Knowledge of Children's Literature. Changing English, 15(4) pp. 415–422.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13586840802493068
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Abstract

It would seem to be axiomatic that primary teachers are experts in children’s literature and its potential for teaching, but such knowledge is far from consistent across the profession. The article analyses why this is so, offering an historical overview and discussion of how English education policy, over time, separated the teaching of reading from the reading of literature and the resulting impact on teachers’ knowledge and use of children’s texts in the primary classroom.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2008 The editors of Changing English
ISSN: 1358-684X
Keywords: English Education policy; the teaching of reading; children's literature; teachers as readers; children's readign development;
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 13023
Depositing User: Kimberly Safford
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2009 02:39
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 15:47
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/13023
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