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ERIC Number: EJ770653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 78
ISSN: ISSN-0141-1926
Not the Whole Story of the National Literacy Strategy: A Response to Dominic Wyse
Beard, Roger
British Educational Research Journal, v29 n6 p917-928 Dec 2003
There is evidence that the National Literacy Strategy (NLS) 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 (this issue). 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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)