About the Author
Ian Eyres is a Lecturer in Education at The Open University and has degrees in both linguistics and education. He was a primary school teacher specializing in language and drama before working in an advisory role on language and curriculum projects in schools with bilingual pupils. He has taught on The Open University PGCE course and produced teaching and assessment materials in English subject knowledge for Primary PGCE trainees. His particular areas of interest are writing, bilingualism, and knowledge about language, on which subjects he has contributed to a number of publications.