The first copy of ‘Sound Before Symbol‘ is in the UK. It has visited SAGE in London, myself in Scotland and is now in Yorkshire in the safe hands of my MUM!
The New London Orchestra is running a three year ‘literacy-through-music’ programme (2011-2013) aimed to improve six to seven year old’s reading abilities. Click on the link below for further information http://www.ioe.ac.uk/64811.html
Bad News for Me I need to reduce my manuscript by about 7000 words. Good news for you! I have redrafted some of the bits I took out and produced a pdf file ‘Sounds and Symbols Philosophy‘ so that you can get a sneak preview!
Final manuscript submitted to SAGE! Everything crossed that it is OK!
A greater emphasis upon phonics is proposed. There are now 7 areas of learning – literacy is a separate area. This is good news for ‘Sounds and Symbols’ – this programme fits perfectly with these proposals. Not so good news for having to rewrite and reincorporate new proposals in my book! Deadline for completed manuscript… Continue reading New Early Years Foundation Stage Framework published today
Final draft manuscript submitted to SAGE added new subtitle – Developing Literacy through Music.
The proposal for Sound Before Symbol was passed at this morning’s Editorial Board meeting at Sage Publishing. It has had the provisional ‘thumbs up’ so we can look forward to reading it, hopefully in the not too distant future!
Jesse Norman writes in the Sunday Times ‘Sing Up and Break the Silence’. Some of the huge benefits of music to all parts of life and to all people are discussed in this article along with the necessity of increasing its provision in education.
Read his report here