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Description - What Teachers Need to Know About Reading and Writing Difficulties by

Literacy skills are fundamental to all areas of learning in the school curriculum but also have a profound impact on an individual's chances of finding satisfying work in the years beyond school. "Reading and Writing Difficulties" draws on the latest research from around the world to explain some of the causes of literacy problems and gives practical advice on methods to support students with their own difficulties. Details of additional resources and online links are provided to assist teachers who wish to pursue some of the issues in greater depth."The What Teachers Need to Know About" series aims to refresh and expand basic teaching knowledge and classroom experience. Books in the series provide essential information about a range of subjects necessary for today's teachers to do their jobs effectively. These books are short, easy-to-use guides to the fundamentals of a subject with clear reference to other, more comprehensive, sources of information.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780864319609
ISBN-10: 0864319606
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 154mm x mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: Australian Council Educational Research (ACER)
Publisher: Australian Council Educational Research (ACER)
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography -

Dr Peter Westwood has been an Associate Professor of Education and has taught all ages groups, in schools, colleges and universities around the world. He holds awards for excellence in teaching from Flinders University in South Australia and from the University of Hong Kong. Peter has published many books and articles on the subject of learning and learning difficulties, and is currently an educational consultant working out of Macau, China.