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Loh, Chin Ee – Literacy, 2016
This article takes a comparative socio-spatial approach at the intersection of social class and reading politics to provide a fresh way of examining school reading policies and practices, unearthing previously hidden spaces of inequity for reading intervention. The juxtaposition of two nested case studies in Singapore, one of an elite all-boys'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Libraries, Reading Achievement, Achievement Gap
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Rosowsky, Andrey – Literacy, 2013
Thousands of UK school children spend considerable time during a lengthy period of their youth learning to read, or decode, a 'religious classical', the liturgical language connected to their faith. Drawing on recent theories of reading, identity and literacy practices, this paper briefly describes and seeks to share tentative thoughts about some…
Descriptors: Phonics, Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Self Concept
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Simpson, Alyson; Walsh, Maureen; Rowsell, Jennifer – Literacy, 2013
This paper reports a study that examines the integration of tablet technologies such as iPads into literacy lessons to investigate how reading and meaning-making occur within this digital medium. Specifically in this paper, we discuss the concept of reading paths as applied to physical and cognitive planes of meaning-making. The paper reports on…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Literacy Education
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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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Topping, Keith; Miller, David; Thurston, Allan; McGavock, Karen; Conlin, Nora – Literacy, 2011
A large-scale randomised-controlled trial of reading tutoring in 80 schools in Scotland used the Paired Reading (PR) technique. On long-term evaluation, cross-age PR was significantly better than regular teaching, but same-age was not. On short-term evaluation, PR pupils did significantly better than control pupils in both years, and cross-age and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Foreign Countries, Reading Ability, Peer Teaching
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Larkin-Lieffers, Patricia A. – Literacy, 2010
Images of childhood are ideas and expectations of childhood and children, and are reflections of individual perception and cultural ideologies. In writing children's books, authors draw on their conscious and unconscious thoughts of childhood to create an implied reader. In this paper I investigate images of childhood through examination of the…
Descriptors: Children, Reader Text Relationship, Young Children, Early Reading
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Cliff Hodges, Gabrielle – Literacy, 2010
Recent research in England suggests that opportunities for children's and young people's reading for pleasure may have been curtailed as a result of other curriculum imperatives. Under pressure to raise standards, there has been a strong emphasis on meeting objectives and managing the curriculum, but reasons for reading in the first place appear…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childrens Literature, Adolescent Literature, Recreational Reading
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Dowdall, Clare – Literacy, 2009
Social networking can currently be described as a mainstream youth activity, with almost half of 8-17-year-old children, who have access to the Internet, claiming to participate. As an activity it is of particular interest to literacy educators because it is enacted through the production and consumption of text. However, a growing body of…
Descriptors: Text Structure, Social Networks, Elementary School Students, Computer Mediated Communication
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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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Kervin, Lisa – Literacy, 2009
The notion of "multiliteracies" and the development and creation of multimodal texts within classrooms is of pedagogic interest in this age of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). The case study reported herein provides an analysis of how one teacher engaged her class of primary school students as they responded to the challenge of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Television Commercials, Literacy, Program Descriptions
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Conlon, Tom – Literacy, 2009
Previous experimental studies have indicated that young people's text comprehension and summarisation skills can be improved by techniques based on text concept mapping (TCM). However, these studies have done little to elucidate a practical pedagogy that can make the techniques adoptable within the context of typical secondary school classrooms.…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Secondary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Educational Strategies
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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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Kelly, Alison; Safford, Kimberly – Literacy, 2009
This paper draws upon data from a research project, undertaken in 2 Year 6 classrooms during the 2006 World Cup, to analyse how children used complex sentence structures in their writing on a football web-log. We explore how the confluence of a temporary, popular, global event and an online forum for communication created a moment of linguistic…
Descriptors: Sentences, Writing Instruction, Sentence Structure, Grade 6
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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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