Supporting children's development
Supporting children's development

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Supporting children's development

Learning outcomes

By completing this section and the associated quiz, you will:

  • gain an insight into the varying perspectives on reading and how it is taught, in relation to children from early years through to secondary school

  • develop an understanding of the ‘reading gap’ and why there is a ‘gender gap’ in reading, and consider the implications for practice.

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