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Mrs Paulet Brown-Wilsher

Senior Lecturer and Early Childhood and Education Programme Leader

    Paulet Brown has worked in higher education and has dedicated her life to student success.  She believes that education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. 
    As an academic, it is our job to provide the tools necessary for students to build their future and prepare them for every tomorrow to come. 


    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.


    Collaborators

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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

    ED3400 Becoming and Early Childhood and Education student 

    ED3401 - Key Concept in Early Chilhood and Education Studies

    ED3402 - Rethinking children's behaviour

    Early Childhood Studies
    Project evaluation of a 'Year 7 Project' in East London

    Teaching