Understanding phonics and the teaching of reading : critical perspectives / edited by Kathy Goouch and Andrew Lambirth.

Debates about the teaching of reading and particularly which phonics method teachers should use have been simmering for many years. This groundbreaking book offers critical perspectives on the teaching of reading and phonics, openly challenging contemporary policy in both England and the US. As well...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Lambirth, Andrew (Teacher educator)
Format: Book
Published: Maidenhead, England ; New York : McGraw Hill/Open University Press, 2007.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: sound and fury / Kathy Goouch and Andrew Lambirth
  • What is early childhood for? / Tricia David
  • Parents' voices: a conversation with parents of pre-school children / Kathy Goouch
  • Understanding educational discourse: attending to multiple voices / Kathy Goouch
  • The limits of science in the phonics debate / Patrick Shannon
  • Teachers' voices: talking about children and learning to read / Andrew Lambirth
  • To codify pedagogy or enrich learning? A Wengerian perspective on early literacy policy in England / Kathy Hall
  • Social class and the struggle to learn to read: using Bernstein to understand the politics of the teaching of reading / Andrew Lambirth
  • Learning to read across languages: the role of phonics and synthetic phonics / Usha Goswami
  • Inquiry into meaning a conversation / Myra Barrs and Margaret Meek Spencer
  • Revisiting reading for pleasure: diversity, delight and desire / Teresa Cremin.