Staff Profiles


Dr Virginia Bower

Senior Lecturer

School: Early Years and Primary Initial Teacher Education (ITE)

Campus: To be Decided

Tel: 01227 923290

Profile summary

I am a Senior Lecturer and Programme Director in the Department of Primary Education at Canterbury Christ Church University.  My subject is English and my chief academic interests are related to poetry in the primary classroom and working with children who have English as an additional language.

Teaching and subject expertise

My areas of expertise are primary poetry and working with children with English as an additional language.  I completed my PhD in 2016, centred on supporting children with English as an additional language.

Publications and research outputs

Bower, V. (ed.) (2011) Creative ways to teach literacy : ideas for children aged 3 to 11    London : SAGE

Bower, V. (2011) Games, ideas and activities for primary poetry   Harlow : Longman

Bower, V. (2014) Developing Early Literacy Birth to 8 London: SAGE

Bower, V. (2016) Supporting Children with English as an Additional Language in the Primary Classroom OU Press

Bower, V. (2020 pending) Debates in Primary Education Abingdon: Routledge


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