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This book focuses on how to understand reading processes and what it means to develop reading comprehension. With a wide-ranging theoretical basis, the author makes new connections between work in critical theory, cognitive psychology and literacy. Key features include: } how and why we read } evaluating response to reading } a whole-school approach to developing reading. This book is highly recommended to teachers, literacy coordinators and students and lecturers of masters and doctoral programmes with a reading or literacy focus.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761942511
ISBN-10: 0761942513
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Colin Harrison

Colin Harrison is Professor of Literacy Studies in Education at the University of Nottingham. His work is well known in the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. He is a former president of the UK Reading Association, and was a founder editor of the Journal of Research in Reading. He has been commissioned by the Scottish Office and by the UK government to write reviews of research in order to strengthen national initiatives whose intention is to have literacy policy firmly grounded in research.

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