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Introduction

This unit examines the importance of the relationship between the family and literacy. You will examine how families and schools work together to establish the links that underpin childhood literacy development and the ways in which educational institutions respond to the diversity of needs amongst students.

This unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course Difficulties in l
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Disorders Without Borders
18th Aubrey Lewis Lecture Disorders Without Borders: the expanding scope of psychiatric practice. Are some psychiatric disorders over-diagnosed and over medicated? Are doctors and psychiatrists too ready to diagnose depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or personality disorder for variations in mood or conduct that would once have been considered part of the normal ups and downs of life? And does that have something to do with the fact that for each of these diagnoses, pharmaceut
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Climate change and marine ecosystems: have dangerous changes already begun?
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References

Bell, Julia and Magrs, Paul (eds) (2001) The Creative Writing Coursebook, London: Macmillan, pp.75–8.
Neale, Derek (2012) The Book of Guardians, London: Salt.
Neale, Derek (1995) ‘The Barber's Victim’ in Raconteur, Graham Lord (ed.), No.6, London: Raconteur Publications.
Perry, Donna (ed.) (1993) B
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5 Conclusion: you know many things

‘Writing what you know’ is a large and rich project, one that provides an endless resource, and one that can be undertaken in all the types of writing discussed in this unit – poetry, fiction and life writing. The skill lies in reawakening your senses to the world around you, and then using what you find with discrimination. By realising the potentials of your own life experience, you will be collecting the materials necessary in order to write. ‘Writing what you know’ can
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Acknowledgements

This unit was written by Dr Derek Neale

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Acknowledgements

This unit was written by Dr Nigel Warburton

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A Crisis in Human Rights: Genocide in Darfur and Beyond
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References

Nicola Morgan at ContinYou, [http://www.readingclub.org.uk, accessed 26 January 2007].
Jack Prelutsky, ‘I Met a Dragon Face to Face’ in Good Books, Good Times! By Lee Bennett Hopkins and Harvey Stevenson, HarperCollins.

NASA CONNECT PSA - The Astronaut's Helper
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