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ERIC Number: EJ1200715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Early Career Teachers' Knowledge and Practice in Spelling Instruction: Insights for Teacher Educators
Oakley, Grace
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v43 n12 Article 5 p59-75 Dec 2018
Children who cannot spell fluently are likely to encounter difficulty in writing texts across the curriculum. Furthermore, spelling is often a component in high stakes tests, the results of which have significant implications for students and schools. In the context of debates on teacher quality, it is pertinent to examine the views of early career teachers on their preparedness to teach spelling. This article reports on a small scale study on the views, knowledge and practices of early career teachers in relation to the teaching of spelling, and their views on their pre-service teacher preparation. Participants were early career teachers in Western Australia and data were collected through a questionnaire. This article adds to evidence indicating that many teachers feel inadequately prepared to teach spelling, particularly differentiated spelling instruction. The study is significant in that it focuses on early career teachers' preparedness to teach spelling, an area not previously thoroughly investigated.
Edith Cowan University. Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, West Australia 6050, Australia. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia