Early reading instruction: what science really tells us about how to teach reading

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Early reading instruction: what science really tells us about how to teach reading took me back to the 1980s and the 'reading wars' in England. McGuinness polarizes the phonics debate and argues that reading should be taught using a phonics 'first, fast and only' approach. With chapter headings such as 'Why English speaking children can't read' and appendices headed 'How nations cheat on international literacy studies', McGuinness dispenses with the measured and nuanced language of academic, professional or scientific writing, slipping easily and frequently into the style of a headline writer for the popular press.
LanguageEnglish
Pages522-523
Number of pages2
JournalEducational Review
Volume59
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007

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