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.

Secondary Schools and the National Literacy Strategy

Secondary Schools and the National Literacy Strategy

Secondary schools and the national literacy strategy
AndrewGoodwyn and KateFindlay

Chapter 2 focuses on the secondary school, especially the period of the last few years, as the Literacy Juggernaut has been viewed as approaching, increasingly at speed. It reviews the ‘readiness’ of schools and their concerns about the Strategy, their relationships with their ‘feeder’ schools and also the potential role of ICT, something problematized by its absence from the NLS documentation. Where relevant it refers back to the Language Across the Curriculum movement, placing the current initiative within a historical and political context.

This chapter reviews the way secondary schools have reacted to the increasing pressures on them to make literacy a high priority at all levels of the institution. In ...

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