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In Memory of Margaret Mallett Webpage

In Memory of Margaret Mallett Webpage

Posted by hl11 at Apr 07, 2017 10:25 AM |

In memory of Margaret Mallet FEA who died on 28 March after a brief illness, we have created a new webpage where friends and colleagues share their memories of Margaret.

Margaret joined the Association's English 4-11 Editorial Board in 1999 after speaking at the Association's Primary Conference in York in March 1988 - Non-fiction: the Cinderella of children's books? She was elected a Fellow of the Association in 2005 and served as a member of the Association's Fellowship Committee until 2016.Margaret was also the co-founder, with Fellow Eve Bearne, of the Association's very successful Children's Literature Interest Group.

An inspiring teacher and author, Margaret's books include Choosing and Using Fiction and Non-Fiction 3-11: A Comprehensive Guide for Teachers and Student Teachers (winner of the 2011 UKLA Academic Book Award), The Primary English Encyclopedia: The heart of the curriculum and Early Years Non-Fiction: A Guide to Helping Young Researchers Use and Enjoy Information Texts.

Margaret was also a regular contributor to Books for Keeps - the online children's books magazine - where you can see an impressive catalogue of her articles and reviews

Primary Assessment in England DfE Open Consultation

Primary Assessment in England DfE Open Consultation

Posted by hl11 at Apr 05, 2017 03:55 PM |

The consultation seeks views on issues related to assessment in primary schools, including:

  • the best starting point to measure the progress that pupils make at primary school
  • the role and operation of teacher assessment
  • how to build on the strengths of the early years foundation stage profile
  • how we can support and improve end-of-key-stage teacher assessment, including the assessment of writing
The consultation closes at 5pm on 22 June 2017

Our newest prize - the English Postgraduate Essay Prize

Our newest prize - the English Postgraduate Essay Prize

Posted by hl11 at Mar 16, 2017 03:49 PM |

The editors of English: the Journal of the English Association are very pleased to initiate in 2017 the opening of an annual essay competition exclusive to postgraduates.

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