Eng: Ofsted's Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman, announces the publication 'Curriculum research review series: English'

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Eng: Ofsted's Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman, announces the publication 'Curriculum research review series: English'

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Mon May 23, 2022 6:33 pm

This Ofsted review is well worth reading regardless of your country if you are teaching reading, spelling and writing in the English language. It's findings draw upon a wide body of research internationally:

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Curriculum research review series: English


Published 23 May 2022


https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... es-english

Introduction

More than any other subject, English – and especially reading – gives pupils access to the rest of the curriculum and is fundamental to their educational success. This is why the introduction to the national curriculum says: ‘Fluency in the English language is an essential foundation for success in all subjects’.[footnote 1]

But English is so much more than the gateway to success in other curriculum subjects. Through studying literature, pupils’ eyes are opened to the human experience; they explore meaning and ambiguity as well as the beauty and power of language. English also has a strong creative and expressive dimension.

This review explores the research literature relating to English. Its purpose is to identify factors that can contribute to high-quality curriculums, pedagogy, assessment and schools’ systems for managing the subject. The purpose of this review is set out more fully in the ‘Principles behind Ofsted’s research reviews and subject reports’.[footnote 2]


Ofsted is England's inspectorate of schools:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofsted
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Re: Eng: Ofsted's Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman, announces the publication 'Curriculum research review series: Englis

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Mon May 23, 2022 6:43 pm

I've cross-referenced the Ofsted review - and via this particular thread featuring the review below, I've also added some worries about the use of children's literature and the delivery of reading experiences in infant classes in England:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1445&p=3076#p3076

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