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Duncan, Sam – Literacy, 2015
This paper analyses initial findings of a qualitative pilot study of the reading-aloud practices of 17 adults in the London Borough of Lewisham. Although the dominant contemporary image of reading is that of a silent activity and within literacy provision it is frequently assumed that reading aloud is not a "natural" "real…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Pilot Projects, Oral Reading, Semi Structured Interviews
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Pillinger, Claire; Wood, Clare – Literacy, 2014
Previous studies have demonstrated the positive impact of shared reading (SR) and dialogic reading (DR) on young children's language and literacy development. This exploratory study compared the relative impact of parental DR and shared reading interventions on 4-year-old children's early literacy skills and parental attitudes to reading…
Descriptors: Literacy, Parent Attitudes, Intervention, Reading Improvement
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Haworth, Penny – Literacy, 2011
This paper positions local literacy issues against a backdrop of increasing global ethnolinguistic diversity. National language choices are generally influenced by wider debates on the "politics of location," so decisions about language(s) associated with teaching literacy in schools tend to occur at the intersection of national and international…
Descriptors: Literacy, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Official Languages
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Crowther, Jim; Tett, Lyn – Literacy, 2011
Scotland provides an interesting context for studying adult literacy in that it is one of the few countries that explicitly acknowledge the idea of literacy as a social practice. By drawing on two initiatives we illustrate literacy learning derived from a mixture of social practice and critical literacy perspectives. Together they provide insights…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Critical Literacy
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Moss, Gemma – Literacy, 2011
This paper considers how policy-led processes of education reform have reshaped the space in which to think about gender and literacy, both in England and elsewhere. In many jurisdictions, the discourse on quality in education now focuses almost exclusively on numerical outcomes, whether they derive from the school, and/or at local or national…
Descriptors: Literacy, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Gender Differences
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Villamizar, Andres Gabriel – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
Tertiary students from non-English speaking backgrounds are often required to undertake preparatory language courses. Whilst these programs help them achieve an operational level of academic English, their curricula do not explicitly promote the development of essential 21st century visual literacy skills. Understandings of visual literacy in…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hobbs, Renee; Coiro, Julie – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
The authors introduce readers to three design features of the University of Rhode Island's Summer Institute in Digital Literacy, a 42-hour, weeklong professional learning experience in digital literacy for educators, librarians, college faculty, and other adult learners. The program is explicitly designed to promote reflection on one's motivations…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Institutes (Training Programs), Summer Programs, Professional Development
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Murrock, Erin; Amulya, Joy; Druckman, Mehri; Liubyva, Tetiana – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
From 2015-2016, IREX implemented a media literacy training program called Learn to Discern (L2D) that trained Ukrainian citizens to critically assess news media messages and identify misinformation. In 2017, IREX conducted a quasi-experimental impact evaluation in a stratified random sample of L2D participants and a control group (n=412) matched…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Propaganda, News Media, Media Literacy
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Mutnick, Deborah – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
Organizations like the John Reed Clubs and the WPA Federal Writers' Project, as well as publications like "The New Masses" can be seen as "literacy sponsors" of the U.S. literary left in the 1930s, particularly the young, the working class, and African American writers. The vibrant, inclusionary, activist, literary culture of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Writing Instruction, Community Programs, Labor Education
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Sanders-Bustle, Lynn; Lalik, Rosary – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2017
The purpose of this article is to explore the potential of artistic design to promote critical literacy among adult learners. Conducted by a university literacy educator and a university art educator, this qualitative study examined adults' divergent perspectives in the design of a mosaic at a center for the homeless. Participants included a…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Adult Learning, Art, Design
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Bean, Rita M.; Kern, Diane; Goatley, Virginia; Ortlieb, Evan; Shettel, Jennifer; Calo, Kristine; Marinak, Barbara; Sturtevant, Elizabeth; Elish-Piper, Laurie; L'Allier, Susan; Cox, Mae A.; Frost, Shari; Mason, Pamela; Quatroche, Diana; Cassidy, Jack – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2015
This large-scale national survey of specialized literacy professionals was designed to answer questions about responsibilities, including leadership, and preparation for these roles. Questionnaires, completed by over 2,500 respondents, indicated that respondents had multiple responsibilities that included both instruction of struggling readers and…
Descriptors: Literacy, Professional Personnel, Specialists, National Surveys
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Pitcher, Brandy; Fang, Zhihui – Literacy, 2007
Over the past decade in the United States, levelled texts, or "little books" with finely graduated levelling of text difficulty, have regained their status as a literacy staple for beginning readers. Despite their resurgence, questions remain regarding the reliability and quality of these books. In this study, we conducted a detailed…
Descriptors: Literary Criticism, Reading Materials, Beginning Reading, Reader Text Relationship
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Hobbs, Renee; Coiro, Julie – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2016
Hobbs and Coiro describe a new approach to the professional development of educators, librarians, and media professionals that emphasizes the value of collaborative, interdisciplinary relationships. The authors explore why creative collaboration using digital media texts, tools, and technologies is vital to support the professional development of…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Faculty Development
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Hall, Leigh A.; Ortlieb, Evan; Majors, Yolanda – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2016
Most people have struggled with reading in one situation or another, depending on their appreciation for the content, their prior experiences, and the texts. This department column shares ways for educators to help literacy learners unlock their potential with instruction anchored in their skills, knowledge, ways of learning, interests, and…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Adult Literacy, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies
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Navaie, Leila Ashegh – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Oral communication is one of the main reasons language learners attend language classes. As pronunciation is among the most significant aspects of oral communication, this study attempted to see how learning-oriented assessment (LOA) could affect pronunciation learning of Iranian EFL learners. To this end, 64 language learners in a private…
Descriptors: Pronunciation Instruction, Foreign Countries, Speech Communication, English (Second Language)
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