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The assessment has become the curriculum: Teachers’ views on the Phonics Screening Check in England (2020)
Journal Article
Carter, J. (2020). The assessment has become the curriculum: Teachers’ views on the Phonics Screening Check in England. British Educational Research Journal, 46(3), 593-609. https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3598

The Phonics Screening Check (PSC) was introduced in England in 2012 for Year 1 children (aged 5 and 6). There have been criticisms of the check in relation to its reliability and appropriateness as an assessment for early reading, although advocates... Read More about The assessment has become the curriculum: Teachers’ views on the Phonics Screening Check in England.

Listening to the voices of children: an illuminative evaluation of the teaching of early reading in the light of the phonics screening check (2019)
Journal Article
Carter, J. (2020). Listening to the voices of children: an illuminative evaluation of the teaching of early reading in the light of the phonics screening check. Literacy, 54(1), 49-57. https://doi.org/10.1111/lit.12187

© 2019 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. The phonics screening check (PSC) was introduced in England in 2012 for children in Year 1. There have been criticisms in relation to its reliability and appropriateness as an assessment tool for early reading althoug... Read More about Listening to the voices of children: an illuminative evaluation of the teaching of early reading in the light of the phonics screening check.

Curious teachers, create curious learners and great historians (2018)
Journal Article
Carter, J., Whitehouse, S., & Vickers-Hulse, K. (2018). Curious teachers, create curious learners and great historians. Education 3-13, 46(6), 648-660. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2018.1483800

© 2018, © 2018 ASPE. Engel, S.[2011. “Children’s Need to Know: Curiosity in Schools.” Harvard Educational Review 81 (4): 625–645] stated that curiosity should be cultivated in our schools as it is intrinsic to children’s development. However, this is... Read More about Curious teachers, create curious learners and great historians.

Chapter 3 Vocabulary Development (2017)
Book Chapter
Carter, J. (2017). Chapter 3 Vocabulary Development. In D. Waugh, W. Joliffe, & K. Allott (Eds.), Primary English for Trainee Teachers, 42-61. Learning Matters Sage

Approaches to supporting the development of vocabulary learning in primary classrooms


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