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Unsworth, Len – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2014
Interpreting the image-language interface in multimodal texts is now well recognized as a crucial aspect of reading comprehension in a number of official school syllabi such as the recently published Australian Curriculum: English (ACE). This article outlines the relevant expected student learning outcomes in this curriculum and draws attention to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests
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Dowd, Amy Jo; Pisani, Lauren – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2013
Children's reading skill development is influenced by availability of reading materials, reading habits and opportunity to read. Save the Children's Literacy Boost data have replicated this finding across numerous developing contexts. Meanwhile international large-scale reading assessments do not capture detail on current home literacy. The…
Descriptors: International Programs, Measurement, Reading Tests, Literacy
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2010
One of the ultimate goals of policy makers is to enable citizens to take advantage of a globalised world economy. This is leading them to focus on the improvement of education policies, ensuring the quality of service provision, a more equitable distribution of learning opportunities and stronger incentives for greater efficiency in schooling.…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, Global Approach, International Education