The rhetoric and reality of evidence-based practice and teaching reading: How to bridge the curriculum gap

By Jonathan Solity
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The author is Director of Optima, a psychological and educational research-based consultancy, in the UK.


He identifies major barriers to children learning to read and explores the implications of research for how classroom practice needs to change, if the curriculum gap is to be bridged for the lowest-achieving students.


He argues that a failure to learn says more about the teaching methods used, the research that informs practice and teachers’ perceptions and expectations, than it does about the students and the nature of their problems. The reality is that what needs to change is less about additional funding or resources, school reform or government legislation, and more about an acceptance that everyone can be taught to read.

SKU: OP141
Date Published: 
2015-08-01 00:00:00