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Not the Whole Story of the National Literacy Strategy: A Response to Dominic Wyse

Beard, R; (2003) Not the Whole Story of the National Literacy Strategy: A Response to Dominic Wyse. British Educational Research Journal , 29 (6) pp. 917-928. 10.1080/0141192032000137385. Green open access

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Abstract

There is evidence that the National Literacy Strategy (NLS) has led to a sustained increase in literacy attainment, especially in reading, although recent international comparisons also suggest some additional issues regarding pupil performance in England. The relative success of the NLS may at least partly lie in the policy application of several complementary areas of educational research, a suggestion disputed by Dominic Wyse (this issue). However, his critical commentary is marred by important omissions, particularly of reference to debates about the teaching of reading and to the statutory status of the National Curriculum for English. His alternative suggestions on the use of 'child development' evidence lack methodological detail and are only partly formulated.

Type: Article
Title: Not the Whole Story of the National Literacy Strategy: A Response to Dominic Wyse
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/0141192032000137385
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Social Research Institute
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1504488
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