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Pandya, Jessica Zacher; Ávila, JuliAnna – Literacy, 2017
This essay presents the results of a review of research published in the last 10 years on the uses of what we term "productive" digital technologies in special education contexts. There is little overlap between research on productive technologies such as digital storytelling in mainstream contexts and research on technology use to…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Special Needs Students, Special Education, Journal Articles
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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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Fisher, Ros – Literacy, 2004
This paper considers the government's initiative to change the teaching of literacy in primary schools in England. It draws on evidence from a one-year ESRC-funded project that observed teaching in the first year of the NLS and a two-year follow-up study that revisited and re-interviewed several of the teachers from the original study. It proposes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Followup Studies, Literacy, Teacher Effectiveness