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Pandya, Jessica Zacher; Ávila, JuliAnna – Literacy, 2017
This essay presents the results of a review of research published in the last 10 years on the uses of what we term "productive" digital technologies in special education contexts. There is little overlap between research on productive technologies such as digital storytelling in mainstream contexts and research on technology use to…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Special Needs Students, Special Education, Journal Articles
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Perry, Kristen H.; Shaw, Donita M.; Ivanyuk, Lyudmyla; Tham, Yuen San Sarah – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
We used metastudy and metasynthesis techniques to conduct a discursive review of 101 recent publications on the topic of adult functional literacy (FL). Our purpose was to understand the ideologies shaping current definitions and conceptualizations of FL, as well as how and why FL is researched and assessed as it is. Using discursive review…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Functional Literacy, Ideology, Meta Analysis
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Christensen-Branum, Lezlie; Strong, Ashley; Jones, Cindy D'On – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
The ubiquity of written argument in academic contexts has underscored the importance of effective argument evaluation and writing pedagogies. Teachers can improve students' argumentation proficiency by intentionally addressing myside bias, the propensity to support arguments with which one preemptively agrees while selectively ignoring…
Descriptors: Bias, Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
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Duesbery, Luke; Braun-Monegan, Jenelle; Liu, Kimy; McCoy, Jan – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2017
The quality of a data display can have an impact on the interpretation of those data. A survey of the literature indicates that data displays can vary in quality of accuracy, clarity, and efficacy. In this study we develop and apply an evaluative rubric to graphs in a sample of six education journals: three research and three practitioner. Results…
Descriptors: Data, Graphic Arts, Visual Aids, Data Interpretation
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Bacon, Chris K. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2017
This article reviews and synthesizes empirical literature on critical literacies in English language teaching (ELT), gathering perspectives from international scholarship. Across a range of global contexts, the consistency with which English learning is touted as access to power while acting to marginalize those still learning the language…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Dunkerly-Bean, Judith; Bean, Thomas William – Journal of Literacy Research, 2016
This conceptual review addresses the bifurcation of content area and disciplinary literacy by examining each as regimes of truth. We look specifically at the ways in which both approaches comprise, in Foucault's terms, "regimes of truth" within their respective epistemological domains. Following a brief history of adolescent literacy,…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Content Area Reading, Ethics, Literacy
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Parsons, Seth A.; Gallagher, Melissa A. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the topics being studied, theoretical perspectives being used, and methods being implemented in current literacy research. A research team completed a content analysis of nine journals from 2009 to 2014 to gather data. In the 1,238 articles analyzed, the topics, theoretical perspectives, research designs,…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Periodicals, Journal Articles, Statistical Analysis
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Mahmood, Khalid – Communications in Information Literacy, 2016
This systematic review has analyzed 53 English language studies that assessed and compared peoples' self-reported and demonstrated information literacy (IL) skills. The objective was to collect empirical evidence on the existence of Dunning-Kruger Effect in the area of information literacy. The findings clearly show that this theory works in this…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Accuracy, Literature Reviews
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Neumann, Michelle M.; Neumann, David L. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Young children living in technology-based communities are using touch-screen tablets (e.g. iPads) to engage with the digital world at an early age. The intuitive touch-screen interface, easily downloadable apps (applications) and mobility of tablets drive their increasing popularity with pre-schoolers. This review examines research to date on…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy
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Frey, Nancy; Fisher, Douglas; Hattie, John – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2017
This article provides an organizational review of content literacy instructional strategies to forward a claim that some strategies work better for surface learning, whereas others are more effective for deep learning and still others for transfer learning. The authors argue that the failure to adopt content literacy strategies by disciplinary…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Literacy, Teaching Methods, Reading Strategies
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Nutbrown, Cathy; Clough, Peter; Levy, Rachael; Little, Sabine; Bishop, Julia; Lamb, Terry; Yamada-Rice, Dylan – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
This paper explores the changing roles of families in children's developing literacy in the UK in the last century. It discusses how, during this time, understandings of reading and writing have evolved into the more nuanced notion of "literacy." Further, in acknowledging changes in written communication practices, and shifting attitudes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Role, Emergent Literacy, Educational History
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Mathis, Janelle B. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2015
International children's literature has the potential to create global experiences and cultural insights for young people confronted with limited and biased images of the world offered by media. The current inquiry was designed to explore, through a critical content analysis approach, international children's literature in which characters…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Content Analysis, Awards, Cultural Awareness
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Hall, Anna H.; Simpson, Amber; Guo, Ying; Wang, Shanshan – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2015
This article presents the results of a systematic review of the literature involving writing interventions in the preschool setting. The information presented is timely considering the current expectations for young children to write. Framing the empirical literature within different philosophical approaches, trends were analyzed to identify…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Preschool Education, Literature Reviews, Intervention
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Tewell, Eamon – Communications in Information Literacy, 2015
As information literacy continues in its centrality to many academic libraries' missions, a line of inquiry has developed in response to ACRL's charge to develop information literate citizens. The literature of critical information literacy questions widely held assumptions about information literacy and considers in what ways librarians may…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Literature Reviews, Academic Libraries, Behavioral Objectives
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Hess, Amanda Nichols – Communications in Information Literacy, 2015
Motivational design theory complements instructional design theory and, when used together, both principles can affect learning, knowledge acquisition, and knowledge retention. In information literacy instruction, motivational design exists throughout the appropriate standards documents. However, there is limited current research on the best…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Motivation Techniques, Instructional Design, Best Practices
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