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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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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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Pearson, Caroline – Literacy, 2010
It is generally accepted that talk enriches children's interpretations of texts in literature circle discussions. However, the nature of that talk and exactly how it facilitates interpretation of texts has not been much analysed. This article describes some work undertaken with a class of Scottish children, aged 9-10, to introduce them to the idea…
Descriptors: Child Language, Languages, Childrens Literature, Young Children
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Martin, Sheena – Literacy, 2007
This article presents work undertaken with a class of Scottish Primary Six children (aged 10) to investigate the use of interactive whiteboard technology and interactive talking books in whole-class writing lessons. The paper reports on a research project with three aims: to investigate how the use of an interactive whiteboard to reflect on the…
Descriptors: Languages, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology