FORUM Volume 58 (2016) Issue 1

ISSN 0963-8253

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Improving on the Silence: talk in classrooms

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Editorial. Improving on the Silence: talk in classrooms, pages 3‑6
PATRICK YARKER

Pupils' Knowledge and Spoken Literary Response beyond Polite Meaningless Words: studying Yeats's 'Easter, 1916', pages 7‑14
JOHN GORDON

Toppling Teacher Domination of Primary Classroom Talk through Dialogic Literary Gatherings in England, pages 15‑26
LINDA HARGREAVES, ROCÍO GARCÍA-CARRIÓN

Moving Beyond 'Shut up and Learn', pages 27‑34
CHRIS WATKINS

Making Waves: towards a pedagogy of discourse, pages 35‑46
LORRAINE KESSLER-SINGH, LEENA HELAVAARA ROBERTSON

MAYDAY! MAYDAY! Testing to Destruction, pages 47‑50
KATH ASPINWALL

Children First: an alternative approach to assessment (The Brian Simon Memorial Lecture 2015), pages 51‑60
ALISON PEACOCK

Linking Primary Education and Sure Start to Avoid Low Achievement Later, pages 61‑72
MICHAEL BASSEY

Five Propositions that Explain Why Schools Struggle to Improve Social Mobility, pages 73‑86
BERNARD BARKER, KATE HOSKINS

Higher Attaining but Emotionally Brittle: why we need to assess how school marketing policies affect students, pages 87‑92
STUART NORRIS

A Second Look at Brian Simon's Bending the Rules, pages 93‑108
SUE COX

A Second Look at Douglas Barnes's From Communication to Curriculum, pages 109‑115
PATRICK YARKER

BOOK REVIEWS, pages 119‑126

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