Centre for Language in Primary Education
Webber Street, London SE1 8QW
Tel: 020 7401 3382/3; Fax: 020 7928 4624;
The Centre for Language in Primary Education is a centre for teachers and other education professionals which has children’s literature at the heart of its ethos. Established almost thirty years ago, it has developed a national and international reputation for its work in the fields of language, literacy and assessment. The high quality of CLPE’s publications, courses (which include ICT and Literacy), conferences and consultancy is widely known and reflects a strong tradition of classroom-based research and development. CLPE has a unique reference library of children’s books which includes extensive collections of poetry, traditional stories and picture books, and a teachers’ library relating to language and literacy education. Among CLPE’s growing publications list are The Core Book with its annually revised Core Booklist, Boys and Reading, and a set of videos Learning to be Literate. Forthcoming are publications about book-based games and the influence of literature on children’s writing.