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Literacy crises and reading policies: Children still can't read!

Soler, Janet and Openshaw, Roger (2006). Literacy crises and reading policies: Children still can't read! Abington, Oxon, UK: Routledge.

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This study examines the issues underpinning current debates over 'falling literacy standards'. Rather than engaging in the debates surrounding the efficacy of particular reading programmes, it argues that the 'problem' of how to teach reading needs to be reconceptualised as a social phenonemon. The authors discuss how reading practices and the teaching of reading arise from social activity which is in turn shaped by historical, social and political contexts.

Item Type: Authored Book
ISBN: 0-415-33676-7, 978-0-415-33676-5
Keywords: Literacy crises; reading policies; literacy strategies; historical perspective
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 8544
Depositing User: Janet Soler
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:01
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