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by Derrie Clark
Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Computer modelling 'Self Teaching Hypothesis'
Replies: 43
Views: 6508

Re: Computer modelling 'Self Teaching Hypothesis'

All I have been guilty of is having a different point of view and exploring and explaining how this is represented in the research. I am unsure what your point of view is though Toots: how you believe beginning reading should be taught or indeed how this has been explained and represented in the re...
by Derrie Clark
Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The contribution of decoding to reading comprehension
Replies: 20
Views: 3452

Re: The contribution of decoding to reading comprehension

Decoding is quite a significant and very important part of the picture though?
by Derrie Clark
Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Future of Phonics in Education and Learning
Replies: 9
Views: 2159

Re: The Future of Phonics in Education and Learning

Sorry Jenny, there was some irony in my post. After we had heard from Frank Monaghan there was some emotive discussion involving the audience about children being able to read using context (not needing to decode). To bring the focus back from the emotive nebulous debate I asked the two women (who h...
by Derrie Clark
Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Future of Phonics in Education and Learning
Replies: 9
Views: 2159

Re: The Future of Phonics in Education and Learning

especially two women from New Horizons, who seemed to be doing truly marvellous work with children who have been excluded from mainstream. 'truly marvellous' indeed John. I was very impressed when, as they sat at the front with Frank Monaghan, they believed the young lad 'they' helped to read could...
by Derrie Clark
Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Evaluation of Reading Recovery in London 2005-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 2896

Re: Evaluation of Reading Recovery in London 2005-2006

And all this money has been staked on the following underpinning philosophy: More simply stated, reading is a psycholinguistic guessing game. It involves an interaction between thought and language. Efficient reading does not result from precise perception and identification of all elements, but fro...
by Derrie Clark
Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Evaluation of Reading Recovery in London 2005-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 2896

Re: Evaluation of Reading Recovery in London 2005-2006

Thank you Toots. I think I would agree with all those points. Ha. If I was a Government minister who might be out on their ear in a couple of years I might just go for it. This point is a bit depressing although could have, at a stretch, provided some amusement were it not for the fact that this was...
by Derrie Clark
Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Evaluation of Reading Recovery in London 2005-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 2896

Re: Evaluation of Reading Recovery in London 2005-2006

Yes, my request is sincere. I am certainly critical of the theoretical underpinnings and also the research relating to Reading Recovery from a literature review in the area. For example, in this particular study, I am unclear about what the 'control group' received? It appears to be nothing or very ...
by Derrie Clark
Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Politics of Phonics
Replies: 240
Views: 24993

Re: The Politics of Phonics

I'm really unclear what the 'control' group were receiving? (Should this be under a new topic - although it all seems to be part of the politics?)
by Derrie Clark
Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: DMcG's intro to the Sound Reading System programme
Replies: 2
Views: 1081

Re: DMcG's intro to the Sound Reading System programme

An absolute 'must read' for all!
by Derrie Clark
Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Politics of Phonics
Replies: 240
Views: 24993

Re: The Politics of Phonics

Thanks Ken. Sorry Toots, it's here: http://www.ioe.ac.uk/Evaluation_of_Reading_Recovery_in_London_Schools_Every_Child_A_Reader_2005-2006.pdf As I say, I am trying to look at it in an objective unbiased way and I think you could provide a different viewpoint that would be helpful because you are not ...
by Derrie Clark
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Politics of Phonics
Replies: 240
Views: 24993

Re: The Politics of Phonics

Toots,

I would be interested to read your views on this study:

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j& ... 7890,d.ZG4

I am trying to look at it in an objective unbiased way and I think you could provide a different viewpoint that would be helpful because you are not biased towards phonics.
by Derrie Clark
Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Politics of Phonics
Replies: 240
Views: 24993

Re: The Politics of Phonics

Would you like to get your forensic skills working on this one, toots. http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CC8QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ioe.ac.uk%2FEvaluation_of_Reading_Recovery_in_London_Schools_Every_Child_A_Reader_2005-2006.pdf&ei=492TUuuMOouUhQftwIGwBA&usg=AF...
by Derrie Clark
Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Politics of Phonics
Replies: 240
Views: 24993

Re: The Politics of Phonics

I'm unclear what your argument is Toots, is it that:

Schools do (or may do) 'phonics' to the exclusion of everything else because government policy is directing them that way?
and
That 'phonics' is harmful?
by Derrie Clark
Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Politics of Phonics
Replies: 240
Views: 24993

Re: The Politics of Phonics

No I hadn't (forgotten). The content of the National Policy (in the main) is not an issue for me. The issue is the speed and way it is being implemented. For example, how a school can have a good Ofsted when children are not being taught to read and spell.
by Derrie Clark
Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Politics of Phonics
Replies: 240
Views: 24993

Re: The Politics of Phonics

What your posts amounted to was an argument that some schools aren't doing as they are told so this means that the government's phonics emphasis is justified.
Yes.
I'm sure, with all the emphasis on SP, those schools will soon get sorted out.
Yes, I am hopeful.