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Bazalgette, Cary; Buckingham, David – Literacy, 2013
In recent years, literacy educators have increasingly recognised the importance of addressing a broader range of texts in the classroom. This article raises some critical concerns about a particular approach to this issue that has been widely promoted in recent years-- the concept of "multimodality". Multimodality theory offers a broadly…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Learning Theories, Multimedia Instruction
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Hope, Julia – Literacy, 2011
For over 20 years, researchers and evaluators worldwide have criticised the traditional formula of family learning courses for their narrow vision, and have emphasised their potential to provide a bridge between home and school experiences, building on resources that parents already have, but which are unknown or unacknowledged. This article…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Ethnography, Refugees, Researchers
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Banaji, Shakuntala; Burn, Andrew – Literacy, 2007
This article, which is speculative in outlook and emerges from an extended literature review on this subject, takes as its basic premise the notion that the idea of "creativity"--whether in relation to literacy, schooling or the economy, is constructed as a series of rhetorical claims. These rhetorics of creativity emerge from the contexts of…
Descriptors: Democracy, Creativity, Media Literacy, Literature Reviews
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Iyer, Radha – Literacy, 2007
Critical literacy has been a particular focus in literacy education in the past two decades. Literacy models such as the "four resources" model provide a significant framework for a critical understanding of texts and the social and cultural practices that inform them. In this paper, I draw on the "four resources" model to argue that the success…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Literacy, Critical Reading
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Pahl, Kate – Literacy, 2007
This article argues that it is possible to look at children's texts in relation to the lens of literacy events and practices from the New Literacy Studies, and apply this perspective to an understanding of creativity. Teachers can then use the possibilities within a text to ask children different kinds of questions. Drawing on a 2-year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Ethnography, Creativity
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Reedy, David; Lister, Bob – Literacy, 2007
This paper describes the impact of an oral retelling of Homer's "Iliad" on pupils' learning in Key Stage 2 classrooms (children aged 9-11) in schools in East London. We argue that the oral nature of the retelling and responses promoted high levels of engagement and inclusion, leading to enhanced understanding by the pupils. The use of a…
Descriptors: Poetry, Literacy, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Ross, Kathryn – Literacy, 2006
Both Kerala and Finland have made notable achievements in the realm of literacy: Kerala has one of the highest rates in the developing world and Finland ranks first in literacy among developed countries. Both also share a cultural history of granting women a high status in their respective societies. Using Kerala and Finland as examples, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Developed Nations, Developing Nations
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Hilton, Mary – Literacy, 2006
This article is written in response to the article published in issue 39.3 of this journal, in November 2005, on the nature of the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum reading tests: "Examining England's National Curriculum assessments: an analysis of the KS2 reading test questions" by Anne Kispal of the National Foundation for Educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Tests, National Curriculum, Curriculum Evaluation
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Brewster, Stephanie – Literacy, 2004
This article considers the role of literacy in the lives of four people with physical disabilities. Interviews with them reveal that despite experiencing potential barriers to participating in literacy activities, literacy is nevertheless an important dimension to their identities. Limitations of the traditional models of disability and literacy…
Descriptors: Literacy, Physical Disabilities, Interviews, Models
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Hall, Kathy – Literacy, 2004
This recorded interview with Stephen Anwyll took place in Summer 2004, just prior to his departure from the post of Director of the National Literacy Strategy to take up a new post. In the interview, Stephen challenges those critics who characterise the Strategy as reductive and mechanistic, but recognises the potential for it to be interpreted in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Strategic Planning, Teaching Methods
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Bryan, Hazel – Literacy, 2004
This paper argues that the work of teachers in England's primary schools has been reconstructed. It is proposed that the literacy curriculum has been a major factor in this reconstruction. The paper suggests that the purposes of literacy today have been determined by policy makers, and that the nature of policy texts has changed, hardened, into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation