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Dr Janet Soler

Senior Lecturer (Education)

The Open University Faculty of Education and Language Studies Department of Education


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Profile

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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Otago University,NZ; Master of Philosophy (MPhil)and Bachelor of Arts (BA) Massey University NZ; New Zealand Certificate of Teaching.

Research Interests

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Publications

Authored Book
Fletcher-Campbell, Felicity; Soler, Janet and Reid, Gavin (2009). Approaching Difficulties in Literacy Development: Assessment, Pedagogy and Programmes. London: Sage.
Soler, Janet and Openshaw, Roger (2006). Literacy crises and reading policies: Children still can't read! Abington, Oxon, UK: Routledge.
Reid, Gavin; Soler, Janet and Wearmouth, Janice (2002). Meeting difficulties in literacy development: research, policy and practice. Routledge.
Book Chapter
Soler, Janet; Walsh, Christopher; Craft, Anna; Rix, Jonathan and Simmons, Katy (2012). Introduction. In: Soler, Janet; Walsh, Christopher; Craft, Anna; Rix, Jonathan and Simmons, Katy eds. Transforming Practice: Critical issues in equity, diversity and education. Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham Books, xi-xv.
Soler, Janet (2010). Dyslexia lessons: the politics of dyslexia and reading problems. In: Hall, K.; Goswami, U.; Harrison, C.; Ellis, S. and Soler, J. eds. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Learning to Read. London/New York: Routledge, pp. 179–192.
Miller, Linda; Devereux, Jane; Paige-Smith, Alice and Soler, Janet (2009). Approaches to curricula in the early years. In: Cable, Carrie; Miller, Linda and Goodliff, Gill eds. Working with Children in the Early Years, 2nd Edition. London/New York: Routledge, pp. 75–87.
Soler, Janet (2009). The historical construction of dyslexia: implications for Higher Education. In: Soler, J. M.; Fletcher-Campbell, F. and Reid, D. G. eds. Understanding Difficulties in Literacy Developments: Issues and Concepts. London: Sage.
Soler, J. and Openshaw, R. (2009). To be or not to be? The politics of teaching phonics in England and New Zealand. In: Soler, J.; Fletcher-Campbell, F. and Reid, G. eds. Understanding Difficulties in Literacy Development: Issues and Concepts. London: Sage.
Openshaw, R. and Soler, Janet (2007). Sowing the seeds for the National Literacy Strategy: reading debates in England; 1968-1979. In: Crook, David and McCulloch, Gary eds. History, Politics and Policy-Making; A Festschrift presented to Richard Aldrich. London: Institute of Education.
Miller, Linda; Soler, Janet and Woodhead, Martin (2003). Shaping early childhood education. In: Woodhead, Martin and Maybin, Janet eds. Childhoods in Context. Chichester: Wiley/Open University.
Miller, Linda; Devereux, Jane; Paige-Smith, Alice and Soler, Janet (2002). Approaches to curricula in the early years. In: Devereux, Jane and Miller, Linda eds. Working with children in the early years. London, UK: David Fulton Publishers, pp. 113–127.
Wearmouth, Janice and Soler, Janet (2002). How inclusive is the literacy hour? In: Wearmouth, James; Soler, Janet and Reid, Gavin eds. Contextualising difficulties in literacy development: exploring politics, culture, ethnicity and ethics. London, UK: RoutledgeFalmer, pp. 152–165.
Wearmouth, Janice and Soler, Janet (2002). Reading recovery and pause, prompt, praise: professional visions and current practices. In: Wearmouth, Janice; Soler, Janet and Reid, Gavin eds. Contextualising difficulties in literacy development : exploring politics, culture, ethnicity and ethics. London: RoutledgeFalmer, pp. 133–151.
Conference Item
Soler, J. and Eyres, I. (2008). Literacy policy and the teaching of writing. Further evidence of a discursive shift in the primary literacy curriculum? In: BERA Annual Conference, 3-6 Sep 2008, Heriot-Watt University, UK.
Paige-Smith, Alice; Wearmouth, Janice and Soler, Janet (2002). Electronic communication and online access to specialist expertise and information for teachers' professional development. In: ITTE Research Seminar, 2002, The Moller Centre, The University of Cambridge.
Journal Article
Soler, Janet and Openshaw, Roger (2007). 'To be or not to be?': the politics of teaching phonics in England and New Zealand. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 7(3), pp. 333–352.
Soler, Janet and Paige-Smith, Alice (2005). The Early Literacy Support programmes (ELS) and the blend and clash of national educational policy ideologies. Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 25(1), pp. 43–54.
Wearmouth, Janice; Paige-Smith, Alice and Soler, Janet (2004). Computer conferencing with access to a 'guest expert' in the professional development of special educational needs coordinators. British Journal of Educational Technology, 35(1), pp. 81–93.
Paige-Smith, Alice and Soler, Janet (2004). Reading Recovery as an example of early intervention in early years literacy in England. Education 3-13, 32(2), pp. 25–31.
Soler, Janet and Miller, Linda (2003). The Struggle for early childhood curricula: A comparison of the English Foundation Stage Curriculum, Te Whariki and Reggio Emilia. International Journal of Early Years Education, 11(1), pp. 57–68.
Openshaw, Roger; Soler, Janet; Wearmouth, Janice and Paige-Smith, Alice (2002). The socio-political context of the development of Reading Recovery in New Zealand and England. Curriculum Journal, 13(1), pp. 25–41.
Soler, Janet and Wearmouth, Janice (2001). How inclusive is the Literacy Hour? British Journal of Special Education, 28(3), pp. 113–119.