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Fujita, Taro; Doney, Jonathan; Flanagan, Ruth; Wegerif, Rupert – Education 3-13, 2021
This paper reports on a study of collaborative group work in mathematics. Although collaborative group work is known as one of the important approaches in education, it is still uncertain how group thinking can be measured in various learning contexts. We used the Group Thinking Measure (GTM) test developed by [Wegerif, R., T. Fujita, J. Doney, J.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Measures (Individuals)
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Chatzifotiou, Athanasia – Education 3-13, 2021
The article addressed the relationship between sustainability, Eco-schools and primary school Ofsted (Office for Standards in education) reports in England. The article examined the presence of education for sustainability in primary schools' Ofsted reports and their webpages. The primary schools selected were schools that had gained the title of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Content Analysis, Elementary Schools, Web Sites
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Brooks, Greg – Education 3-13, 2021
This article summarises the linguistic base of initial reading and spelling in English for the benefit of teachers and others engaged in education who need explicit understanding of parts of the linguistic base in order to teach initial literacy accurately. The aspects covered are those most relevant to children entering formal schooling: spoken…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Spelling, Vocabulary Development, Morphology (Languages)
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Bezemer, Jeff; Cowan, Kate – Education 3-13, 2021
The aim of this paper is to critically review how social semiotics has contributed to the study of reading and to develop an agenda for further research. We consider the theoretical and methodological resources that social semiotics has developed to account for multimodal text in the contemporary semiotic landscape, and explore how they can be…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Reading Research, Reading Instruction, Critical Reading
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Moss, Gemma – Education 3-13, 2021
This article considers the distinctive contribution that sociological perspectives have made to understanding reading as a profoundly social and cultural activity, differentiated by the specifics of time and place. Literacy researchers, using a social lens, have sought to explore, explain and redress inequalities in access to and uses of literacy…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Educational Sociology, Beginning Reading, Literacy
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Stainthorp, Rhona – Education 3-13, 2021
This paper presents an overview of evidence from psychological research, which enables us to understand the processes involved in word reading, how children develop word reading skills and how to teach them to read words successfully. Psychological models of reading in alphabetic orthographies propose two routes to word reading: an indirect route…
Descriptors: Psychology, Reading Processes, Alphabets, Models
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Harmey, Sinéad – Education 3-13, 2021
Learning to read is an expectation rather than an exception in society today. Despite this, some children experience reading difficulties. The purpose of this article is to review recent and seminal research on reading difficulties through the lenses of three perspectives: cognitive, social and cultural and interactive. The three perspectives are…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Teaching Methods
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Merchant, Guy – Education 3-13, 2021
Widespread changes in communication associated with new technologies have led to a growing interest in digital literacy. Although the concept of digital literacy suffers from a lack of agreed definition, this paper suggests that reading and writing with technology remains a key point of concern. The written word, a central feature of evolving…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, Electronic Publishing, Foreign Countries
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Wilson, Anthony – Education 3-13, 2021
This paper is a re-examination of Louise Rosenblatt's seminal work of reader-response theory, The Reader, The Text, The Poem. I argue that poems are essentially social in nature and that they open up a space in which conversation and interpretation can take place. With Rosenblatt I argue that until a reader engages with a poem, bringing to it a…
Descriptors: Reader Response, Poetry, Teaching Methods, High Stakes Tests
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de Rijke, Victoria – Education 3-13, 2021
This article covers the contribution reading and stories (children's literature) have made to reading, its study, its material world, and the implications for teaching and learning to read -particularly with picturebooks -- at the heart of that practice. It first explores the category of children's literature as a possible 'lie', but also its…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Multiple Literacies, Constructivism (Learning)
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Reedy, Alice; De Carvalho, Roussel – Education 3-13, 2021
This paper examines the perspectives of Year 5 pupils from a school in East London on reading for pleasure. Sixty children initially completed a questionnaire and their responses were used to identify two groups: children whose responses suggested a positive attitude towards reading for pleasure and those who did not. Two focus group interviews…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Reading Attitudes, Personal Autonomy, Educational Environment
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Thomas, Amanda; Jones, Catherine – Education 3-13, 2021
Supporting children's schemas in play-based activities and curricula are a valued and embedded part of early childhood practice in many education systems (Meade, A., and P. Cubey. 2008. "Thinking Children, Learning About Schemas." Berkshire: Open University; Nutbrown, C. 2011. "Threads of Thinking Schemas and Young Children's…
Descriptors: Play, Learning Activities, Numeracy, Literacy
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Jopling, Michael; Williams-Brown, Zeta – Education 3-13, 2021
This paper reflects on the findings of two studies focused on teachers' perspectives on the standards agenda. The original study was carried out in 2010-2011 and published in 2015 in Education 3-13 [Brown, Z., and K. Manktelow. 2015. "'Perspectives on the Standards Agenda: Exploring the Agenda's Impact on Primary Teachers' Professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Standards
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Purdon, Anne – Education 3-13, 2021
Building on the author's previous research on sustained shared thinking (SST) in early years' settings, this study investigates challenges for nannies of fostering quality interactions (Qi) within a family home. Data were collected through a focus group and semi-structured interviews with London-based nannies. Analysis of the rich, qualitative…
Descriptors: Interaction, Family Environment, Child Caregivers, Foreign Countries
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Ngware, Moses W.; Ciera, James Mbugua; Musyoka, Peter K.; Mutisya, Maurice – Education 3-13, 2021
The paper examines the link between school effectiveness and academic performance among primary schools in Nairobi city, Kenya. Data are from 1120 teachers spread in 89 primary schools. Using multivariate regression analysis, the school effectiveness correlates and school academic performance are investigated. Results show existence of a latent…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Correlation, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Teachers
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