This book will to help student and practicing teachers to understand the issues surrounding literacy, the place of transition in pupils' lives, and to feel confident in handling the National Literacy Strategy.

Literacy in Transition

Literacy in Transition

Literacy in transition
AndrewGoodwyn and KateFindlay

This opening chapter expands on the Introduction and explores the broad issues of transition and of literacy, setting the scene for the chapters that follow. It undertakes a review of much of the research and practice in both areas, offering readers the chance to review these sources for their own development.

‘Literacy’ and ‘transition’ are two issues which have been the focus of attention for educationalists for a number of years; both are regarded as problems which must be alleviated. ‘Transition’ is frequently used as a term to describe the move from one stage of education to another, and our focus is on the important transition between primary and secondary schooling. Since the 1970s this has attracted the attention ...

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