Every Child a Writer


  • Martha C. Pennington SOAS and Birkbeck College, London




teaching, writing, education, children, primary education


Editor's Introduction

Author Biography

Martha C. Pennington, SOAS and Birkbeck College, London

Martha Pennington is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Writing and Pedagogy.


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How to Cite

Pennington, M. C. (2014). Every Child a Writer. Writing and Pedagogy, 6(3), 443–455. https://doi.org/10.1558/wap.v6i3.443




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