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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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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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Taylor, Carol – Literacy, 2005
This paper considers the pioneering development of a community-focused literacy initiative that began in Derbyshire, a county in the middle of England. Read On-Write Away! (ROWA!) is viewed from the standpoint of its former director. The article describes the strategy in the context of national policy and other government initiatives in England,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education
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Knaflic, Livija – Literacy, 2005
Different research on literacy demonstrates that the family has an important impact on literacy in general and it seems that there may be an inter-generational transfer of literacy level and reading habits within families. In order to compensate for lack of encouragement of reading at home, different initiatives have been developed involving work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Habits, Family Literacy, Adult Students
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St Clair, Ralf – Literacy, 2005
In 2003 the National Literacy Secretariat (NLS) of Canada, at that time a branch of the Department of Human Resources and Development Canada, decided to review its research function. This article discusses some of the questions the review raised for the field. Many of these issues are to do with the management of knowledge--what research gets…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Resources, Adult Literacy, Educational Research