What Lies Beneath Ireland’s Striking Success In Reading Literacy?
Research recently published by the National Foundation for Educational Research suggests that good links with the community, a stable policy environment and greater autonomy for schools, contribute towards Republic of Ireland pupils achieving higher reading scores than their counterparts in the UK and other English speaking countries. Juliet Sizmur, provides further reflections on the study.
Developing An Innovative Approach To Reading Non-Fiction Texts
Schools underplay the importance of reading non fiction and put children off by calling it 'reading for information'. Heather Clements argues, this is a serious lost opportunity to close the achievement gap and suggests a more rigorous approach.
What Motivates Children To Read. Or Not?
Understanding what motivates children and adolescents to read , and how to encourage them to do more in school and at home, are perennial questions for educators and parents. Researcher Sarah MacGowan explains what she has found so far
How To Motivate Children To Read At School And At Home
What gets young people reading and how can we encourage good reading habits? Dr Sarah McGeown shares some ideas