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McCormack-Colbert, Anne; Ware, Jean; Jones, Susan Wyn – Support for Learning, 2018
The benefits of grammar instruction in the teaching of writing is contested in most English-speaking countries (Jones et al., 2012). The majority of Anglophone countries abandoned the teaching of grammar in the 1950s based on the conclusions that it had no positive impact on learners' development of reading, writing and language (Locke, 2005).…
Descriptors: Grammar, Writing Instruction, English, Teaching Methods
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Mccormack-Colbert, Anna; Wyn Jones, Susan; Ware, Jean – Support for Learning, 2017
The lack of consensus over the origins of dyslexia, assessment practices and the impact on learners across languages has led to different approaches to support being adopted across Europe. This study uses a case study design and aims at gaining an understanding of learners with dyslexic tendencies' experiences and perceptions of Welsh and French…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Dyslexia, Student Needs, Case Studies
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Ware, Jean; Thorpe, Peter – Support for Learning, 2007
This paper reports findings from a follow-up evaluation of a short inservice course designed to enable teachers to assess and teach pupils with PMLD more effectively by combining the use of custom built ICT hardware and software (the Declan materials) and cognitive developmental psychology. The Declan materials were introduced to teachers at a…
Descriptors: Developmental Stages, Computer Software, Inservice Teacher Education, Developmental Psychology