Some orders may be delayed by the current Coronavirus lockdown.
Visit our help page for further information.
The Reading Glitch: How the Culture Wars Have Hijacked Reading Instruction-And What We Can Do about It (Paperback)
  • The Reading Glitch: How the Culture Wars Have Hijacked Reading Instruction-And What We Can Do about It (Paperback)
zoom

The Reading Glitch: How the Culture Wars Have Hijacked Reading Instruction-And What We Can Do about It (Paperback)

(author), (author)
£29.95
Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 13/07/2006
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Reading disability and illiteracy are among the most pressing educational issues facing the United States today. At least 40 percent of America's fourth-graders are unable to read at grade level and a similar proportion of adults read at the lowest two levels of prose literacy. Here, the authors present an unflinching examination of the science and politics of reading disability in this country. The Reading Glitch sheds light on the philosophical, pedagogical, and cultural causes of reading failure and reveals the scientific findings that point to promising solutions. Includes: _

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781578864010
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 422 g
Dimensions: 222 x 146 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This book tells the engaging story of why it makes no sense to continue with the age-old conflict between phonics and meaning when considering reading instruction for students-particularly those students most in need. Both authors have children with dyslexia, and their first-hand knowledge of children as victims lost amongst professional debate is evident in this book. Parents of children with dyslexia, as well as professionals, will find this book packed with useful information. -- Sharon Vaughn, H.E., professor, University of Texas, and director, Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts
A very reasonable, well-written overview of the reading debate-the 'reading glitch'-that unnecessarily dissipates resources and energy from the primary purpose of teachers and schools: to best teach all children. [The] anecdotes and interviews are on the mark, the context in which [the authors] frame current and historical issues in the ongoing debate are both interesting and informative, and the conclusions are, in my view, also on the mark. I could recommend [the] approach to the concerned and educated parent, and I believe that school psychologists and others dealing with children having significant reading difficulties would find practical approaches, based on sound theory, in dealing with these difficulties. -- Alex Thomas, chair, Educational Psychology Department, Miami University (Oxford, Ohio); past president, National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
Written language is a gift bestowed on us by our cultural heritage. This book is a compelling account of the difficulties families face in their attempts to invoke this life-supporting skill in their children. Through personal stories, we become privy to the tough situations that exist in families across all social strata, as well as the frustrating realities of education, research and politics. Through this book, we come to realize that we need to do much better if we are to achieve positive outcomes for these children. -- Guinevere Eden, director, Center for the Study of Learning, and associate professor, Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University Medical Cen
Written by two parents of dyslexic children, this text argues for restoring phonics, which can be particularly helpful for children with learning disabilities. * Reference and Research Book News *
Lee Sherman and Betsy Ramsey have combined significant literary and journalistic talents, scientific expertise, and the sensitivity of dedicated advocates to provide us with a tour through the hearts and minds of the casualties of the reading wars. Their analysis of what went wrong, what went right, and where we are going is cogent, authoritative, and, believe it or not, a page-turning literary experience you will not soon forget! -- Emerson Dickman, Esq., president, International Dyslexia Association

You may also be interested in...

Auditory Memory Skills
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
Visual Memory Skills
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
Make It Stick
Added to basket
£24.95
Hardback
The Magic of Metaphor
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Smart but Scattered
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
The Selective Mutism Resource Manual
Added to basket
Dealing with Feeling
Added to basket
£39.99
Paperback
Educational Psychology Casework
Added to basket
Dibs in Search of Self
Added to basket
Understanding School Refusal
Added to basket
The Behaviour Guru
Added to basket
£19.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.