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Sigþórsson, Rúnar – Literacy, 2017
In the wake of a White Paper on Education Reform, published in 2014 by the Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, the minister launched a national initiative to improve literacy education in Icelandic compulsory schools. The White Paper and the national initiative came as a reaction to the disappointing performance of 15-year-olds…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education
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Brady, Jude – Literacy, 2015
This paper examines the official requirement for the promotion of standard English using Bourdieu's concepts of the production and reproduction of legitimate language. It explores the political drive behind the demand for this standard dialect in England and, through a survey on the views of fifty-two 14 and 15 year olds, analyses the impact that…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, English, Surveys, Adolescents
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Alexander, Joy; Jarman, Ruth – Literacy, 2015
The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize is awarded annually in the United Kingdom for the best science information book, and the winning book is chosen by panels of young people. This article discusses the findings of a study of the responses to the books and to their judging experience of young people who participated on panels in the 2011…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Adolescents, Nonfiction
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Westbrook, Jo – Literacy, 2013
Teachers of reading in secondary schools know how important it is for low-attaining readers to read whole narratives but time to do this in a crowded curriculum is limited and progress is more easily measured through reading smaller parts of texts. This paper reports on a longitudinal critical action research project in which three English…
Descriptors: Action Research, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Secondary Schools
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Tan, Kok Eng; Yen Abdullah, Melissa Ng Lee; Guan Saw, Kim – Literacy, 2012
The literacy practices of many communities today show new ways of meaning making in the contemporary, technological and digital culture. A number of Malaysian adolescents belong to this culture. This pilot study reports the preliminary findings of a larger study aimed at describing the online activities of Malaysian adolescents. Fifty-four…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Internet, Adolescent Attitudes
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Wiseman, Angela – Literacy, 2011
A poetry workshop can present opportunities to integrate students' knowledge and perspectives in classroom contexts, encouraging the use of language for expression, communication, learning and even empowerment. This paper describes how adolescent students respond to a poetry workshop in an English classroom centred on teaching writing that is…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Writing Strategies, Participant Observation, Figurative Language
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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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Skerrett, Allison – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
This article examines an adolescent's music literacy education across Caribbean and U.S. schools using qualitative research methods and theories of multimodality, transnationalism, and global cultural flows. Findings include that the youth's music literacy practices continuously shifted in response to the cultural practices and values of the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Music Education, Music, Adolescents
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Davis, Marcia H.; McPartland, James M.; Pryseski, Charlene; Kim, Elizabeth – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
Although the use of literacy coaches is becoming more common, few research studies have shown positive effects of coaching on teacher practices and student achievement. In the current study, a cluster randomized design was used to evaluate usefulness of coaches for teachers of struggling high school students. High schools were randomly assigned…
Descriptors: Adolescents, English Teachers, Reading Instruction, Coaching (Performance)
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Frankel, Katherine K.; Fields, Susan S.; Kimball-Veeder, Jessica; Murphy, Caitlin R. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
Secondary literacy instruction often happens "to" adolescents rather than "with" them. To disrupt this trend, we collaborated with 12th-grade "literacy mentors" to reimagine literacy teaching and learning with 10th-grade mentees in a public high school classroom. We used positioning theory as an analytic tool to (a)…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Adolescents, Grade 12, Mentors
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2018
Read for Good's sponsored Readathon gives children in schools a purpose to read, combined with freedom to choose what they read, on their own terms, free from assessment or evaluation. The sponsorship money helps to provide a regular supply of new books and storyteller visits to the UK's major children's hospitals and supports school libraries.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Reading, Reading Programs
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Darvin, Jacqueline – Literacy, 2009
This article focuses on a bookmaking project that was conducted with pre-adolescent Serbian and Bosnian girls at a summer camp outside Sarajevo, Bosnia in 2005. During this camp, children from Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia were brought together by the Global Children's Organisation to engage in a variety of activities, including conflict resolution,…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Females, Workshops, Foreign Countries
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Korobkova, Ksenia A.; Collins, Penelope – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
The authors explored adolescents' literacy practices and identities on newly popular story-sharing platforms. For budding readers, writers, and designers, these sites represent new media ecologies. With a mixed-method case study of 40 globally dispersed adolescents, the authors chronicled literacy roles, identity stances, and practices on the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Literacy, Story Telling, Identification (Psychology)
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Lupo, Sarah M.; Strong, John Z.; Conradi Smith, Kristin – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
Many teachers feel that students should not struggle with text; instead, they should read easier texts in order to learn from them and make adequate growth in reading. In turn, teachers might use easier or leveled texts as a solution or a graphic novel or multimodal version to differentiate text reading and to motivate and engage reluctant…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading Comprehension, Difficulty Level, Misconceptions
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Lammers, Jayne C.; Van Alstyne, Judith H. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
Research about adolescents sharing creative writing in interest-driven online communities has suggested that teachers can play important roles in helping young writers realize the potential of online spaces. Framed by sociocultural notions of new literacies and a conceptual framework theorizing the rhetorical situation when sharing writing in…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Creative Writing, Discussion Groups, Teacher Role
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