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Primary teachers as readers

Cremin, Teresa; Bearne, Eve; Mottram, Marilyn and Goodwin, Prue (2008). Primary teachers as readers. English in Education, 42(1) pp. 8–23.

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Abstract

In the context of the continued pressure and politicisation of the teaching of reading in England, the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) sought to ascertain patterns in primary teachers' reading, both personally and professionally. The project, undertaken in 11 Local Authorities in England, explored 1200 primary teachers' personal reading habits and preferences, investigated their knowledge of children's literature, and documented their reported use of texts in the classroom through a questionnaire. In addition, it sought to establish the extent of the teachers' involvement with and use of local area/school library services. This paper reports on the findings with reference to the teachers' personal reading, the frequency of this reading and the sources they use to select their reading material. It also considers the teachers' favourite childhood texts and the books they identified as highly significant to them, as well as their perceptions of the importance of literature. Connections are made to the data gathered about their knowledge of children's literature, and how primary teachers decide which literature to work with in the classroom.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2008 NATE
ISSN: 0425-0494
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 16429
Depositing User: Wendy Hunt
Date Deposited: 21 May 2009 16:27
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 16:32
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/16429
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