Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Learning to Read: Culture, Cognition and Pedagogy

1st Edition

Kathy Hall, Usha Goswami, Colin Harrison, Sue Ellis, Janet Soler

Routledge
Published March 9, 2010
Textbook - 258 Pages - 13 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415561242 - CAT# Y105174
Series: Routledge Psychology in Education

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Features

Interdisciplinary draws on research from psychology, education, sociology and neuroscience. Will appeal to a wide audience interested in reading development

Includes contributions from authors who are internationally recognized in the field such as Usha Goswami, Colin Harrison, Kathy Hall and Dominic Wyse

Genuinely international cast of contributors

Encompasses a comprehensive range of conceptual perspectives on reading and pedagogy

Will encourage cross-fertilisation of ideas and new insights to support the development of pedagogy and suggest new directions for future research

Summary

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Learning to Read brings together different disciplinary perspectives and studies on reading for all those who seek to extend and enrich the current practice, research and policy debates. The breadth of knowledge that underpins pedagogy is a central theme and the book will help educators, policy-makers and researchers understand the full range of research perspectives that must inform decisions about the development of reading in schools. The book offers invaluable insights into learners who do not achieve their full potential. The chapters have been written by key figures in education, psychology, sociology and neuroscience, and promote discussion of:

  • comprehension
  • gender and literacy attainment
  • phonics and decoding
  • digital literacy at home and school
  • bilingual learners and reading
  • dyslexia and special educational needs
  • evidence based literacy
  • visual texts.

This book encompasses a comprehensive range of conceptual perspectives on reading pedagogy and offers a wealth of new insights to support innovative research directions.

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