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Learning to Read: Beyond Phonics and Whole Language (Language and Literacy (Hardcover))

Professor Tom Nicholson, Brian Thompson

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ISBN 10: 0807737925 / ISBN 13: 9780807737927
Published by Teachers College Press
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Title: Learning to Read: Beyond Phonics and Whole ...

Publisher: Teachers College Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:VERY GOOD

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The authors provide a much-needed, balanced analysis of both traditional and progressive approaches. Featuring leading-edge research and a global perspective, the text covers such controversial topics as: literacy and social background, phonemic awareness, self-discovery of letter-sound relations, the use of text structure for comprehension, and the effects of contrasting teaching approaches. The student-friendly text includes preview questions, chapter reviews, and study questions.

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Professor Tom Nicholson, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Born in Australia, trained and worked as a teacher there, worked as a researcher for the Ministry of Education in South Australia, completed a PhD at The University of Minnesota, and since then worked at University level in New Zealand. The last 15 years worked at The University of Auckland, New Zealand's premier University. The University of Auckland is ranked very highly in international research surveys and our last Vice Chancellor has recently been appointed to the same role at Oxford University.

An experienced teacher workshop presenter. Awards: Alexander Onassis Fellowship; International Reading Association doctoral award.

Worked as a magazine columnist on education issues.

Currently directing and teaching in a long-term research project to improve the reading achievement of children who are not responding to normal school interventions. The project involves three reading clinics situated in schools in Auckland. Pupils come from both middle class as well as low-income parts of the city. Parents bring their children after school for one-to-one tuition, one hour each week. Each year up to 20 University students receive training and work as tutors in the clinics. The reading project uses The Phonics Handbook as the teaching manual. This is the 5th year of the project and hundreds of children have benefited from the tuition. The project also offers an annual 3-week reading summer school aimed at children in poverty areas of Auckland who might benefit from free tuition. Funding for the project comes from private donors and parent donations.

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