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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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Smith, Helen Victoria – Literacy, 2018
At a time when government funding cuts mean that public libraries face an uncertain future and need to make sure they stay relevant to young users and their families, this paper explores what counts as literacy for young children in a public library in a town in the East Midlands, UK. It is based on a study which adopted an ethnographic approach,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Public Libraries, Literacy, Ethnography
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Edwards, Gillian; Jones, Jane – Literacy, 2018
Boys' attitude to writing is widely perceived as an issue in English primary and secondary schools. Prior research has identified a link between negative attitudes to writing and lower achievement and raised the issue of the stereotyping of boys as underachievers in literacy. The study reported here suggests that if we are to understand the…
Descriptors: Males, Writing Instruction, Writing Achievement, Interviews
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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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Hempel-Jorgensen, Amelia; Cremin, Teresa; Harris, Diane; Chamberlain, Liz – Literacy, 2018
New research findings are presented in this paper, responding to a significant knowledge gap about the role of pedagogy in tackling persistent educational inequalities. The paper examines the potential of reading for pleasure (RfP) pedagogy to disrupt 'pedagogy of poverty' in low socio-economic (SES) schools and to enable children to reap the…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Background, Disadvantaged Schools, Elementary Education, Recreational Reading
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Garces-Bacsal, Rhoda Myra; Tupas, Ruanni; Kaur, Sarinajit; Paculdar, Agnes Maria; Baja, Emmanuel S. – Literacy, 2018
A survey questionnaire was administered to 146 MEd students enrolled in a teacher-training institute in Singapore to determine the strategies they use to promote engaged reading in the classroom. The majority of the teacher respondents when asked how they motivate students to read, wrote down "Not Applicable," and 38% were unable to…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Classroom Techniques, Questionnaires, Recreational Reading
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Kuzmicová, Anežka; Dias, Patrícia; Vogrincic Cepic, Ana; Albrechtslund, Anne-Mette Bech; Casado, André; Kotrla Topic, Marina; Mínguez López, Xavier; Nilsson, Skans Kersti; Teixeira-Botelho, Inês – Literacy, 2018
Reading, even when silent and individual, is a social phenomenon and has often been studied as such. Complementary to this view, research has begun to explore how reading is embodied beyond simply being 'wired' in the brain. This article brings the social and embodied perspectives together in a very literal sense. Reporting a qualitative study of…
Descriptors: Silent Reading, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Reading Materials
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Aliagas, Cristina; Margallo, Ana María – Literacy, 2017
This paper reports on some data on the effects of screen-based interactivity on children's engagement with storybook apps during family shared book reading that were gathered in a 2-year, small-scale ethnographic case study in Spain. Data analysis focuses on the complex interplay between the storybook app's interactive features and the children's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Responses, Interaction
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Stagg Peterson, Shelley – Literacy, 2017
With the goal of developing culturally appropriate approaches for assessing and supporting children's language use, teachers of 4-to 6-year-old children in northern Canadian rural and Indigenous communities are involved in a 6-year collaborative action research project. Teachers video record children's interactions during dramatic and construction…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Cultural Relevance, Canada Natives
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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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Sigþórsson, Rúnar – Literacy, 2017
In the wake of a White Paper on Education Reform, published in 2014 by the Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, the minister launched a national initiative to improve literacy education in Icelandic compulsory schools. The White Paper and the national initiative came as a reaction to the disappointing performance of 15-year-olds…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education
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Simpson, Alyson – Literacy, 2017
Research reports teachers around the world currently face major challenges to their professional agency. They face numerous pressures from accountability measures operating in the highly politicised field of literacy education and standardised testing. At the same time international research encourages teachers to design rich assessment tasks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Primary Education, Educational Practices
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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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Hall, Christine; Jones, Susan – Literacy, 2016
In this paper, we present a case study of a philanthropic literacy initiative, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, a book-gifting scheme for under 5s, and consider the impact of the scheme on literacy policy in the English city where it was introduced. We bring four lenses to bear on the case study. First, we analyse the operation of the scheme in…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Case Studies
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