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ERIC Number: ED541599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
What's Hot, What's Not 2008: What Experts Say about Literacy Issues
National Literacy Trust
During December 2007, 35 professionals from research, policy, practice and the media were interviewed about a range of literacy issues. Interviewees were asked to indicate whether a certain topic was "hot" (i.e. currently a topic of debate and research) or "not hot" (i.e. not currently receiving a lot of attention). One of the hottest issues by far is phonics. However, fewer respondents believed that it should continue to be a focus of attention in 2008. Assessment, comprehension and reading for pleasure are another topic that were rated to be "extremely hot" at the moment. Other topics that should be "very hot" in 2008 include adolescent literacy, the National Year of Reading, English as a second language, family literacy, social inclusion, informational texts (wider aspects of reading), reading motivation, early years, community-wide approaches, initial teacher training, writing, speaking and listening and parental involvement. Topics that are rated "not hot" at the moment include comprehension, English as a second language, family literacy, reading for pleasure, informational texts (focus on the wider aspects of reading), reading motivation, reading difficulties and writing. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Literacy Trust (England)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom