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Not the Whole Story of the National Literacy Strategy: A Response to Dominic Wyse

Beard, Roger (2003) Not the Whole Story of the National Literacy Strategy: A Response to Dominic Wyse. British Educational Research Journal, 26 (6). pp. 917-928. ISSN 0141-1926

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Abstract

There is evidence that the National Literacy Strategy has led to a sustained increase in literacy attainment, especially in reading, although recent international comparisons also suggest some additional issues regarding pupil performance in England. The relative success of the NLS may at least partly lie in the policy application of several complementary areas of educational research, a suggestion disputed by Dominic Wyse (2003). However, his critical commentary is marred by important omissions, particularly of reference to debates about the teaching of reading and to the statutory status of the National Curriculum for English. His alternative suggestions on the use of ‘child development’ evidence lack methodological detail and are only partly formulated.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Early Years and Primary Education
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2010 15:50
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 11:35
URI: http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/1441
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