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Ms Paulet Brown

Senior Lecturer

    Paulet is a lecturer in Early Childhood Studies. Her first degree was in Child Development, second degree was Early Childhood studies and her third degree was Curriculum and Instruction. She has worked in three countries- The Bahamas, United States of America and in England. At present, she is currently reading for her PhD.


    Overview




    Paulet is presently undertaking a PhD at the Institute of Education, University of London. Her study explores a school-based initiative that aimed to raise standards of literacy through the introduction of an adapted curriculum. It not only reflects on the school’s concerns but also those relating to standards of literacy nationally. It forms part of a case study on the evaluation of the impact of A Literacy Support Initiative (LSI), a project which targeted a sample of secondary aged pupils whose attainment on entry to year seven was significantly below that of pupils of their age and well below the nationally expected level four. As such these pupils were at risk of academic failure. An illuminative evaluation and a phenomenographic approach will be used to describe, analyse and understand the ways in which the participants experience aspects of the LSI.


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    Research

    Brown, P. (2006) ‘Improving literacy Skills of ‘at Risk students one year after transfer to secondary school.’ In John Richards (Eds.), International Perspectives of Educational and Training. Athens Institute for Education and Research: 301-311

    Brown, P., Kingsford, J., Lall, M., Maw, N., Wellcome, W., (2003) Learning to use ICT in classrooms: ‘Teachers; and trainers’ perspectives. London, Mirandanet

    Conference Papers Brown, P. (1999) ‘Writing a curriculum for students with reading difficulties’, Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English Language Arts, Somerset, Pennsylvania

    Brown, P. (2003) ‘Building a literate Bahamas’, College of The Bahamas 2003 Educational Forum

    Currently working on paper: At risk of failure: a phenomenographic view of a Literacy Support Initiative.

    Publications


    Funding

    Paulet’s main interests include project evaluative studies and literacy learning among ‘at risk’ pupils. She hopes to set up a joint project with The Bahamas and London to explore possible ways of improving literacy among pupils identified as at risk.


    Interests

    Portfolio




    ED 1023 Children’s Literature
    ED 2000 Research Methods
    ED 2013 Issues in Child Development
    ED 2018 Planning and Learning in the Early Years
    ED 2022 Learning and Monitoring in Nursery and Primary Classrooms
    ED3000 Research Methods
    Early Childhood Studies
    Project evaluation of a 'Year 7 Project' in East London

    Teaching