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Curriculum and Assessment in English 3 to 11 : A Better Plan (Paperback) (John Richmond & Andrew Burn &
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This invaluable companion provides a clear, balanced and persuasive critique of the current language and literacy curriculum used in schools over the past twenty years, using an informed pedagogical approach. Considering fundamental truths about how pupils speak, read and write English with confidence and control, it is split into ten parts covering all of the English curriculum, from early years settings through to upper primary level. It describes how English can be taught most effectively, calls for an urgent reassessment of the current curriculum and proposes viable alternatives. It is an accessible guide to both theory and practice for those studying and implementing the curriculum.