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Enciso, Patricia – Literacy, 2019
Drawing on a multi-year qualitative study of immigrant and non-immigrant youth storytelling, I describe youth's imaginative labour as they constructed and moved into one another's worlds. I argue that although multicultural literature is vital for affirming and expanding youth perspectives on their own and others' worlds, the publishing industry…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Literacy Education, Story Telling, Immigrants
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Facer, Keri – Literacy, 2019
This essay examines the role of educators in the tangled economic, social, environmental and technological crises of the present time. It argues that a central purpose of education in this period is to support students to imagine and make liveable futures on their own terms. To do this, the paper proposes that the colonizing, optimizing and…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Story Telling, Futures (of Society), Imagination
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Connolly, Steve; Burn, Andrew – Literacy, 2019
This article describes the outcomes of a research project conducted at the Ministry of Stories (a London-based writing centre) which sought to develop an online, mentor-assisted, writing platform. Across a 3-month period, at four different sites across the UK, more than a hundred Year 7 pupils took part in the project, using the platform to write…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Program Descriptions, Writing (Composition), Laboratories
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Grundin, Hans U. – Literacy, 2018
This paper aims to present a critical analysis of the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check (PSC), with special focus on the relationship between the UK Department for Education's policy-making and the evidence considered in the process of developing and evaluating the PSC. The reports from the in-house Standards and Testing Agency and from commissioned…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Criticism, Screening Tests, Phonics
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Parry, Becky; Taylor, Lucy – Literacy, 2018
In this paper, we demonstrate the relationship between reading and writing for pleasure. Children read a wide range of media as well as books for pleasure and develop strong affective bonds with the artefacts of literacy they encounter. What remains less well understood is the relationship between the array of texts children engage with and the…
Descriptors: Children, Recreational Reading, Reader Text Relationship, Childrens Writing
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Burnett, Cathy; Merchant, Guy – Literacy, 2018
Discourses of reading for pleasure have seldom addressed the multiple and complex digital media practices of children and young people or the changing nature of literacy. This article explores the affective encounters that are generated in the relations between readers, digital texts and things by applying Bennett's notion of enchantment. Using…
Descriptors: Recreational Reading, Reader Response, Affective Behavior, Learner Engagement
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Moss, Gemma – Literacy, 2017
This paper explores the dynamic to education system reform in England, highlighting the challenges the range of policy tools in use have created for policymakers, practitioners and researchers alike. Taking literacy policy in England as a "telling case", I will argue that far from holding the answer to successful system reform,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Literacy Education
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Bearne, Eve – Literacy, 2017
In this article, I confine myself to the situation in England that offers a paradigm example of one of the fundamental tensions besetting teaching and assessing writing: the stranglehold of an individualistic view of writing development as opposed to a more socio-cultural perspective. Examining the uses of summative assessment for accountability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Teaching Methods, Summative Evaluation
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Peel, Anne – Literacy, 2017
The widespread adoption of the Common Core State Standards in the US has prioritized rigorous reading of complex texts. The emphasis on text complexity has led to instructional and assessment materials that constrain critical literacy practices by emphasizing quantitative features of text, such as sentence length, and a static list of text…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Literacy Education, Educational Practices, Reader Text Relationship
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Chandler-Olcott, Kelly – Literacy, 2017
This article argues that scholarship on literacy in and across the disciplines has disproportionately focused on the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies rather than on "specialist" subjects such as Physical Education. This disparity in emphasis has provided little guidance to specialist teachers seeking to…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Scholarship, Interdisciplinary Approach, English
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Huber, Adrienne; Dinham, Judith; Chalk, Beryl – Literacy, 2015
With the advent of digital technologies, a new adventure began. How the world works has changed, and we cannot go back. Digitally savvy children born in the digital age (i.e., DigiKids) are interacting with and responding to rich, curatable multimodal communications as part of their daily-lived experience. For DigiKids, traditional text-based…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Art Products, Technological Literacy, Self Expression
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Adoniou, Misty – Literacy, 2014
This article describes essential teacher knowledge for teaching spelling, along with a description of how this knowledge may convert to effective classroom pedagogy. The article is the result of a study of 14 beginning teachers who were participants in a broader study of their experience of teaching literacy in the first year in the classroom…
Descriptors: Spelling, Teaching Methods, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Beginning Teachers
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Comber, Barbara – Literacy, 2014
This paper draws upon several decades of literacy research in schools in high-poverty environments to explore what matters in young people's education. In dialogue with themes from Kevin Marjoribanks' work, such as student aspirations, family environments and teacher expectations, key insights are summarised. Referring to longitudinal…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Poverty, Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies
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Williams, Jazz C. – Literacy, 2014
This article engages with recent policy on reading comprehension. It argues that the construct of inference has been treated as a single entity despite research and literature to the contrary, and this is perpetuated in the National Curriculum for 2014. It explores the limitations of conceptualising inference as a unitary construct and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Reading Comprehension, Inferences
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Somerville, Margaret – Literacy, 2013
How can literacies and literacy pedagogies better connect to the places and communities of children's lives? In this paper, I draw on the feminist poststructural concept of "storylines" to analyse three stories of literacy learning to understand how different literacy practices and pedagogies function to produce different literate…
Descriptors: Well Being, Literacy, Foreign Countries, Feminism
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