Reading for pleasure and well-being.

Saunders, Linda (2013) Reading for pleasure and well-being. In: James, Maria and Renowden, Jane and West-Burnham, John, (eds.) Rethinking the curriculum: embedding moral and spiritual growth in teaching and learning. Brown Dog Books & The Self Publishing Partnership, Bath, pp. 145-160. ISBN 9781903056424

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Abstract

This chapter is divided into three sections. Part 1 considers the international evidence for persistent falls in pupils' reading attitude and motivation. Part 2 discusses the nature of what constitutes an effective reader and how pupils, class teachers, parents and regulating authorities understand this. Part 3 provides an overview of effective pedagogical practice that supports the development of pupils' long-term reading engagement. This chapter examines the curriculum research that underlies the practice of reading for pleasure. It discusses the role of immersed reading in the curriculum and its links to achievement motivation and academic achievement.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education; Curriculum; Quality of life; Pegagogy; Learning; Spiritual and moral development; Early career teachers; Reading
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
300 Social sciences > 371 Schools & their activities; special education
300 Social sciences > 375 Curricula
School/Department: School of Education, Theology and Leadership
Depositing User: Catherine O'Sullivan
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2014 09:19
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2014 16:13
URI: http://research.stmarys.ac.uk/id/eprint/662

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