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Redden, Guy; Low, Remy – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2012
The National Assessment Program--Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN)--is conducted through standardized tests that are administered to all Australian students in Years 3, 5, 7, and 9. It was implemented in 2008 by the same Labor government that introduced My School (www.myschool.edu.au). Enjoying bipartisan political support and popular with the public…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Educational Change, Literacy, Numeracy
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Nixon, Helen – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2011
In their quest for resources to support children's early literacy learning and development, parents encounter and traverse different spaces in which discourses and artifacts are produced and circulated. This paper uses conceptual tools from the field of geosemiotics to examine some commercial spaces designed for parents and children that…
Descriptors: Young Children, Emergent Literacy, Internet, Preschool Education
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Leu, Donald J.; McVerry, J. Gregory; O'Byrne, W. Ian; Kiili, Carita; Zawilinski, Lisa; Everett-Cacopardo, Heidi; Kennedy, Clint; Forzani, Elena – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2011
This commentary explores a central issue for our times, online reading comprehension. It first defines three issues that have largely gone unnoticed as the Internet enters our classrooms: (1) literacy has become deictic; (2) effective online information use requires additional online reading comprehension practices, skills, and dispositions; and…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Reading Comprehension, State Standards, Public Policy