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Mays, Dennis – Support for Learning, 2018
By the time they transfer to secondary school, most young people who have serious obstacles to becoming literate will have been identified. The necessary procedures will have been completed by school and LEA staff to obtain a statement of SEND or EHC plan. Not all children are this fortunate however. Financial constraints, home, family and…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Clinical Diagnosis, Secondary Schools, School Personnel
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Mays, Dennis – Support for Learning, 2017
The teaching of reading is one of the consistent topics for discussion in education. It exercises the minds of teachers, parents and politicians alike. This is especially so because levels of literacy are regarded as one of the most important indicators of educational well-being and progress, such is its position of status in such international…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Instructional Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness
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Mays, Dennis – Support for Learning, 2012
Reading standards are regarded by many as the true yardstick by which to measure school effectiveness, and the relative standards achieved by different generations are often debated by adults. Some young people do not perceive reading to be of anything like such importance, however, using digital communication habitually and easily. Each year a…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Illiteracy, Reading Achievement