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Carroll, Julia M.; Holliman, Andrew J.; Weir, Francesca; Baroody, Alison E. – Journal of Research in Reading, 2019
Purpose: Children's literacy interest is positively associated with their literacy attainments. However, interest in literacy activities, particularly for younger children, is likely influenced by their home literacy environment (HLE), which may also be bound up with socio-economic factors, such as parental education levels. Method: In the present…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy, Learner Engagement, Family Environment
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Risko, Victoria J.; Reid, Louann – Reading Teacher, 2019
The authors report on substantial evidence documenting what matters in literacy teacher preparation and invite deans, department heads, program directors, literacy teacher educators, and literacy leaders to design programs that are supported by credible evidence of impact.
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teacher Education, Program Design, Deans
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Vieira, Kate – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2018
A study of migrants' homeland family members in Latvia, a country undergoing drastic political change, this article examines migration-driven literacy-learning in shifting transnational contexts. Building from critiques of place-based literacy ethnographies, it documents three kinds of informal literacy learning--print literacy learning, digital…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Immigration, Foreign Countries, Ethnography
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Shearer, Cara; Goss, Hannah R.; Edwards, Lowri C.; Keegan, Richard J.; Knowles, Zoe R.; Boddy, Lynne M.; Durden-Myers, Elizabeth J.; Foweather, Lawrence – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Physical literacy continues to gain global momentum, yet the definition and underlying concept of physical literacy remain contested in both research and practice. This lack of clarity has the potential to undermine the operationalization of physical literacy. This paper considers the various definitions of physical literacy that are currently…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Literacy, Definitions, Educational Philosophy
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Durden-Myers, Elizabeth J.; Whitehead, Margaret E.; Pot, Niek – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
This article explores the relationship between physical literacy and human flourishing. Understanding the contribution physical literacy may have in nurturing human flourishing extends the philosophical rationale and importance of physical literacy in relation to maximizing human potential. This article proposes that the concept of physical…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Human Body, Literacy, Well Being
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Cassidy, Jack; Ortlieb, Evan; Grote-Garcia, Stephanie – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
The following article explores the "hot topics" in literacy for 2018, keeping the tradition of the "What's hot in literacy" survey that was first published in 1997. Expert panelists from around the globe provided insight into current trends and issues in the field of literacy, resulting in digital and disciplinary literacies…
Descriptors: Literacy, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing
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Dharamshi, Pooja – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2018
This article explores the practices and pedagogies of six literacy teacher educators with a critical stance. In this qualitative research study, three semi-structured interviews were conducted with each participant over a three-year period. They were able to negotiate a critical stance into their teacher education courses in several ways: using an…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Literacy, Teacher Educators
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Saracho, Olivia N. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Family literacy refers to parents and their children using literacy together at home. They participate in literacy experiences in a natural way during their daily routines. Studies on family literacy show its impact on the children's literacy development. For more than five decades, family literacy studies have demonstrated the importance of the…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Young Children, Federal Government, Government Role
Hoffman, James V.; DeJulio, Sam; Lammert, Catherine – International Literacy Association, 2018
Not all literacy teacher preparation programs are directed toward the same goals. Some programs assume that literacy teacher educators should prepare new teachers to fit into the norms and expectations for literacy teaching in schools as they exist today. Other programs assume that the responsibility of teacher educators is to prepare teachers to…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, Transformative Learning
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Kee, J. Célèste; Carr-Chellman, Davin J. – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2019
Using several case studies drawn from Freire's cultural context and contemporary Canadian Indigenous resistance movements, this article questions whether a Freirean approach to critical literacy can work with Indigenous literacy needs without reproducing colonial power structures. It also seeks to examine current scholarship in the literacy…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Critical Literacy, Teaching Methods, Critical Theory
Aljasser, Amal Jasser – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand how English as Second Language (ESL) instructors perceived and implemented new literacies in their pedagogical contexts. The research was viewed through the Communicative Language Teaching and the New Literacies Studies theoretical lenses. A basic interpretive qualitative case study was…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bean, Rita M.; Dagen, Allison Swan; Ippolito, Jacy; Kern, Diane – Elementary School Journal, 2018
Elementary and secondary principals were surveyed to better understand their perceptions of the roles and impact of specialized literacy professionals (e.g., reading specialists, coaches) in their schools. A 32-question survey was completed by 103 Pennsylvania principals across elementary and secondary school contexts. Findings include distinct…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Role, Literacy
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Wang, Jingying; Li, Hui; Wang, Dan – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This study examines the effects of family involvement on the literacy gap between rural and urban Chinese primary students via mediation analysis. Altogether, 1080 students in Grades 1, 3, and 5 were randomly sampled from three urban and three rural primary schools from Shandong and Guizhou Provinces, representing eastern and western China,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Rural Urban Differences, Family Literacy, Parent Background
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Prins, Esther; Mooney, Angela – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This chapter explores the relationship between literacy and health disparities, focusing on the concept of health literacy. Recommendations are provided for ways to bridge the health literacy gap for learners in adult basic education and family literacy programs.
Descriptors: Literacy, Adult Basic Education, Family Literacy, Family Programs
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Sang, Yuan – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Facing the radical change in society in the 21st century, the conventional view of literacy and literacy education may no longer satisfy students' needs in working and social lives, especially beyond classroom settings. Therefore, expanded territories of literacy have been proposed to better support teachers' and students' literacy education and…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Literacy Education, Technological Literacy, Learning Activities
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