We are delighted to announce that three SAGE titles, “Creative Ways to Teach Literacy” edited by Virginia Bower, “Teaching Primary English” by Jackie Brien and “Teaching Bilingual and EAL Learners in Primary School” by Jean Conteh, have all been shortlisted for the prestigious United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) 2013 Academic Book Awards.
“Creative Ways to Teach Literacy” edited by Virginia Bower, is written for working with children aged 3-11 and suggests ways in which to make literacy teaching engaging and creative. Sections advise on teaching narrative, poetry and non-fiction.
“Teaching Primary English” by Jackie Brien is aimed at those studying primary English on primary teacher education courses and employment-based routes into teaching. It encourages teacher students to develop a deep understanding of the essential issues by balancing both practical examples and engaged reflection on the aspects of teaching and issues in the current curriculum.
“Teaching Bilingual and EAL Learners in Primary School” by Jean Conteh is aimed at trainee teachers, reconsiders which children should come under the umbrella of EAL and provides practical strategies for teaching them in an inclusive classroom. It asks ‘what do we mean by EAL?’ and covers essential theories of learning and approaches to teaching.
This recognition by UKLA is an indication of the quality and innovative approaches that these authors are taking to advance literacy teaching. SAGE passionately believes in the intrinsic value of education, and we are delighted to see these books recognised by the wider education community. We would like to wish all three editors and their corresponding co-authors the very best of luck at the forthcoming awards.The winner will be announced at the UKLA International Conference, 6 July 2013.
More details on the shortlist and the awards can be found here.