'Whatever happened to the literacy hour?'

Jo Westbrook, Hazel Bryan, Karen Cooper, Vicky Hawking, Sean O'Malley

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Can you remember the thrill, when, as a child, you leaned over the castellated ramparts of a ruined castle and peered, butterflies in your stomach, far below? That sense of amazement when you realised that the stones you could touch, the ruins you could wander through, were signifiers of a social and political structure of past times? Or that first, delicious sense of excitement about the genesis of words and language when your teacher introduced you to Viking or Latin words that remain with us today? Built structures from bygone times within the physical landscape and language structures within our oral landscape provide us with a sense of place, a means by which we can locate ourselves today.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDebates in English Teaching
EditorsJon Davison, Caroline Daly
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Pages89-103
Number of pages15
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9780203831441
ISBN (Print)0203831446
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

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