The 'global' method.

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The 'global' method.

Post by Susan Godsland » Sat Mar 20, 2004 4:39 pm

From Brian's Education Blog. March 17th.

>Apparently, in France, they have also been afflicted with "look and say" or with the "whole word" method for the non-teaching of reading. Only they call it the "global" method. And it has been around in France for several decades now, and is doing just the same damage there as it has in the Anglo-Saxon world, including rampant dyslexia<

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Post by bwking » Sat Mar 20, 2004 6:31 pm

Yeah, global - that'll be "mondiale" won't it, in French? Inclusive, humane, friendly - like "whole". This confirms the bad news from Mlle. Boutonnier(?).

No doubt there's a mixture of methods to suit an infinity of individual "learning styles", including the "natural" ones that
lead to dyslexic oblivion.

It's remarkable how the progressives follow this standard pattern of mechanically throwing a slew of resources - oral, textual, pictorial, aural etc. - at the student, in the hope that some of it catches. In this country this applies all the way from reception classes to the arts "degree courses" of the Open University. As a "BA" graduate of same (including their ed. dept.) I know of what I speak.

It is essentially a paternalistic and basically insulting methodology, which assumes the people and their children aren't capable of standard academic study and need the friendly helping hand of the educated m. classes to devise techniques to ensure their "success" - or that of 50% of them at least, ultimately - in "university courses".



Post by Guest » Thu Apr 01, 2004 11:55 pm

Just had a look in the old French-English: it is gobal in French too - spooky!

Anyhow, it's all a load of balls.



Post by Guest » Fri Apr 02, 2004 12:01 am

Global. Goebbels - now he was an entirely different case.


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Post by Dave Philpot » Sun Apr 04, 2004 5:55 pm

It's not just France we should worry about. Due to the UK having the first universal education system, educators have come from all over the world in the past to see how we teach reading here and then copied an eclectic mix of traditional phonics and sight vocabulary back in their own countries. I dread to thin how many millions of children in different cultures all over the world are remaining illiterate because of copying our traditional literacy tuition methods - this may have done more long term damage than the Empire did!

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