Multiple Perspectives on Difficulties in Learning Literacy and Numeracy

  • Claire Wyatt-Smith
  • John Elkins
  • Stephanie Gunn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Jill Castek, Lisa Zawilinski, J. Greg McVerry, W. Ian O’Byrne, Donald J. Leu
    Pages 91-110
  3. Christina E. van Kraayenoord, Karen B. Moni, Anne Jobling, John Elkins, David Koppenhaver, Robyn Miller
    Pages 213-234
  4. Robert M. Schwartz, Patricia A. Gallant
    Pages 235-253
  5. John Elkins, Claire Wyatt-Smith
    Pages 349-357
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 359-375

About this book


This book advances understandings of the difficulties in learning that students experience in the key areas of literacy and numeracy and the interventions that have been used to improve outcomes. By including authors drawn from several countries and with expertise in a variety of research traditions, the book addresses the sometimes complementary and sometimes contradictory results, and generates new approaches to understanding and serving students with difficulties in literacy and numeracy. A distinctive feature of the book is its focus at the intersection of literacy education, numeracy education and learning difficulties. Traditionally these have tended to be addressed separately by researchers and policy makers, leading to compartmentalised thinking and often demonstrates lack of awareness of developments in the other domains. In short, to date there has been limited exchange across these fields. Further, the published research and indeed policy attention indicates a relative imbalance given to literacy and numeracy education and learning difficulties relative to these more generally. The authors in this book respond to this by providing a more balanced coverage of these fields and extend the discussion into the contribution of information and communication technologies. This book brings together for the first time internationally recognised scholars from a diverse range of countries whose contributions provide an opening for new insights into difficulties in learning literacy and numeracy from a range of educational policy and practice contexts.


education learning disabilities literacy numeracy reading

Editors and affiliations

  • Claire Wyatt-Smith
    • 1
  • John Elkins
    • 2
  • Stephanie Gunn
    • 3
  1. 1.Fac. EducationGriffith UniversityNathanAustralia
  2. 2.Fac. EducationGriffith UniversityNathanAustralia
  3. 3.Fac. EducationGriffith UniversityNathanAustralia

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