This Reader is relevant to all postgraduate students of Literacy, as well as educators, professionals and policy makers.
Dr. Gavin Reid is an international consultant and psychologist with consultancies in Canada, UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australasia. He was visiting professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada in the Department of Education and Counseling Psychology and Special Education in 2007 and 2010.
He is an ambassador for the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre in the UK and is also a consultant for the Child Enrichment Medical Centre in Dubai, the Centre for Child Evaluation and Teaching (CCET) in Kuwait and for the Institute of Child Education and Psychology Europe (ICEPE).
He is also currently a consultant to the Open University in the UK and co-founder and director of the Red Rose School for children with specific learning difficulties in St. Annes on Sea, Lancashire, UK. He is a visiting educational psychologist to organizations and schools in Switzerland, the UK, Middle East, Asia and Egypt.
He was formerly senior lecturer in the Department of Educational Studies (formally dept. of Special Education), Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh from 1991-2007. He has written twenty eight books on learning, motivation and dyslexia and lectured to thousands of professionals and parents in 75 countries. He has also had books published in Polish, Italian, Arabic, Hebrew, French, Chinese and Slovak. He is an experienced teacher with over 10 years experience in the classroom and has held external examiner appointments at 18 universities worldwide for Ph.D and masters courses.
His e mail is email@example.com and website www.drgavinreid.com
Issues addressed include:
*the different ways literacy can be conceptualised through social-science based disciplinary perspectives
*the issues at the centre of current public and professional debates surrounding literacy difficulties and how these have impacted upon pedagogical responses
*the impact of these wider political and social issues on individual students.
This reader forms the basis of the Open University’s Difficulties in Literacy Development course, but will also be of interest to postgraduate students, teachers, researchers, education professionals and policymakers who are keen to address difficulties in literacy development.
This book enables practitioners to reflect critically upon the choices available to them in assessing and supporting students who experience difficulties in literacy development. Topics covered include a thorough consideration of dyslexia, bilingualism, the conceptualising of literacy, equity issues, and suggestions for assessment and planning for pupils.
This is essential reading for students on initial teacher training courses and teachers on CPD courses in the area of special needs, literacy and dyslexia. It is also a companion course guide for the Open University’s new Difficulties in Literacy Development course.
The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying.Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad
For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.
Issues addressed include:
*the dilemmas facing practitioners in choosing between multiple approaches to practice
*the factors which must be addressed in strategies which operate at the level of the family and the community
*how to ensure the school can support programmes designed to improve literacy learning
*how to put theory into practice in programmes designed for use with individual students
*the teacher as 'reflective practitioner' - developing professional practice which effectively raises literacy achievement.
This book will be of interest to postgraduate students, teachers, researchers, educational professionals and policymakers who are looking for practical strategies to address difficulties in literacy development.
This reader forms the basis of the Open University's Difficulties in Literacy Development course, and is ideal for similar courses nationally and internationally.