Home > DocuBase > Article

« All DocuBase Articles

 

Follow DocuTicker on Twitter   Feed

Friday, 10th May 2013

UK: Improving literacy in secondary schools: a shared responsibility

Source: Ofsted

From the Introduction:

‘Literacy’....is more than the mechanics of reading, writing, speaking and listening. The National Curriculum demands that connections be made between each strand and across subjects, which calls for thought and understanding, for recall, selection and analysis of ideas and information, and for coherent, considered and convincing communication in speech and in writing. All pupils should be encouraged to:

 ‘make extended, independent contributions that develop ideas in depth’

 ‘make purposeful presentations that allow them to speak with authority on significant subjects’

 ‘engage with texts that challenge preconceptions and develop understanding beyond the personal and immediate’

 ‘experiment with language and explore different ways of discovering and shaping their own meanings’

 ‘use writing as a means of reflecting on and exploring a range of views and perspectives on the world.’

This survey looks at how some secondary schools have identified and are successfully tackling weaknesses in pupils’ literacy – not only in their speaking and listening, reading and writing, but in their readiness to engage with challenging concepts, to make constructive connections between subjects and to learn from the thinking and experience of others.

+ Direct links to Report and Summary from this page (PDF; 952 and 342 KB)


Category:

Source:


Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

Adrian can be reached at adrian.janes@freepint.com

More articles by Adrian Janes »



Please note: DocuTicker's editors collect citations for full-text PDF reports freely available on the web but we do not archive these reports. When you click a link to find and/or download the report, you are leaving the DocuTicker site. DocuTicker makes no representations regarding the ongoing availability of any report or any external resource. Links were accurate as of the date of posting.

« All DocuBase Articles

 

FreePint

FreePint supports the value of information in the enterprise. Read more »


FeedLatest FreePint Content:


  • Click to view the article Infomart - Monitor, Measure, Engage and Improve
    Friday, 29th May 2015

    Researcher Jan Knight identifies the areas she found particularly interesting when reviewing media monitoring and analysis product Infomart. Infomart specialises in Canadian social media and traditional news outlets.

  • Click to view the article Product Review of Linex Systems (Competitors, Development & Pricing)
    Thursday, 28th May 2015

    Candace Cathey concludes her product review of sophisticated current awareness solution Linex Systems. She looks at its development, growth and pricing as well as the product's competitors including LexisNexis Publisher, Ozmosys and Manzama.

  • Click to view the article Subscription Update for Government
    Thursday, 28th May 2015

    Subjects such as data visualisation, information skills development, and managing information to improve how easily end users can find and work with it are of interest to customers in government agencies. We highlight recent items of interest to this market sector from FreePint's Content, Community and Consulting.

  • ... more ...

All FreePint Content »
FreePint Topics »


A FreePint Subscription delivers articles and reports that support your organisation's information practice, content and strategy.

Find out more and order a FreePint Subscription by visiting the
completing our online form: Subscription Order page.


FreePint Testimonials

"The Webinars and Communities of Practice are really good. The recent News Aggregation call was well facilitated and extremely valuable." Head ..."

Read more testimonials and supply yours »







 

 
 
 

Subscribe

Receive the DocuTicker Newsletter each week.

Find out more »

Article Categories

All Article Categories »

Sources

All DocuBase Sources »

Source Categories

All Source Categories »

Archive

All Archives »