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Martlew, Joan; Ellis, Sue; Stephen, Christine; Ellis, Jennifer – Literacy, 2010
This paper reports the experiences of 150 children and six primary teachers when active learning pedagogies were introduced into the first year of primary schools. Although active learning increased the amount of talk between children, those from socio-economically advantaged homes talked more than those from less advantaged homes. Also,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Child Language, Children, Economically Disadvantaged
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Burnett, Cathy – Literacy, 2009
In contributing to debates about how student-teachers might draw from personal experience in addressing digital literacy in the classroom, this paper explores the stories that one primary student-teacher told of her digital practices during a larger study of the role of digital literacy in student-teachers' lives. The paper investigates the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Computer Literacy
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Graham, Lynda – Literacy, 2009
In this article I explore one day in the life of a primary classroom in which teacher and children are "playful social" insiders in digital worlds. I argue that this snapshot offers glimmers of unimagined ways forward in teaching in digital worlds. The classroom culture is one of challenge, collective intelligence and reflection. The teacher's own…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Teacher Educators, Reflective Teaching, Computer Assisted Instruction
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McCullagh, John; Jarman, Ruth – Literacy, 2009
This paper reports the findings of a study of the literacy perceptions and practices of general primary teachers (Key Stage 2) and post-primary science teachers (Key Stage 3) within two clusters of schools. The study also explores the possible impact on pupils of any difference in the language climate which may accompany them on their journey…
Descriptors: Discussion, Student Attitudes, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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John, Claire – Literacy, 2009
Changes in the teaching of reading during the past decade include a shift away from a previous emphasis on "one-to-one" learning experiences to a focus upon more communal forms of learning which place the teacher center stage. With the teacher's role thus highlighted, teacher-pupil interaction in practice has come under the spotlight, with a…
Descriptors: Interaction, Reading Processes, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Role
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Harrett, Jacqueline; Benjamin, Theresa – Literacy, 2009
This article reports on a UKLA-funded project in which a group of 10 teachers in South Wales were involved. The televised science fiction drama "Doctor Who" was chosen as the theme as it was based on popular culture as well as being of local and national interest. The main character in this television drama is an alien who can fly…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Foreign Countries, Science Fiction, Focus Groups
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Stuart, Morag; Stainthorp, Rhona; Snowling, Maggie – Literacy, 2008
The Rose Review into the teaching of early reading recommended that the conceptual framework incorporated into the National Literacy Strategy Framework for Teaching--the Searchlights model of reading and its development--should be replaced by the Simple View of Reading. In this paper, we demonstrate how these two frameworks relate to each other,…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Literacy, Reading Instruction
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Walsh, Maureen – Literacy, 2008
Debates continue in public and in educational policy forums about the "basics" of literacy while many have not recognised that these basics may never be the same again. Rapid changes in digital communication provide facilities for reading and writing to be combined with various and often quite complex aspects of music, photography and film. At the…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Literacy, Educational Policy, Multimedia Materials
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Shenton, Arthur; Pagett, Linda – Literacy, 2007
In recent years, interactive white boards (IWBs) have been introduced into many primary classrooms in England. This enquiry examines the ways in which they are being used in the context of literacy teaching, in six primary classrooms in the south-west. Drawing on the perspectives of teachers and pupils, this report reflects on the impact of IWB…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Technology
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Flynn, Naomi – Literacy, 2007
This article explores the fine detail of practice by three teachers, all recognised as effective teachers of literacy. The three were observed during nine literacy lessons (three lessons each), working with Year 2 classes (6/7-year-olds) in successful inner-city primary schools in the south of England. Data collection took place in 2003, just as…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Literacy Education
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Heydon, Liz; Reilly, Jill – Literacy, 2007
Practice in working with parents is changing and communicating with parents is increasingly a part of teachers' responsibilities. Besides focusing on supporting their children's learning, many schools now involve parents in education for themselves. Yet despite the expectation that they will work to engage parents in their children's learning, in…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Family Programs
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Westbrook, Jo – Literacy, 2007
This paper reports a small-scale study of wider reading at Key Stage 3 in current English classrooms in secondary schools in the south of England. Six English teachers, three of whom were relatively new to teaching, were interviewed on what they thought about wider reading. The findings indicate that because of a lack of time and absence of demand…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Literacy, English Teachers