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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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Alexander, Joy; Jarman, Ruth – Literacy, 2018
This article examines data gathered in a broader study of a school-based reading challenge to children aged from 8 to 14 to read science information books, centred in their school or class library. A survey was conducted before they embarked on the reading challenge to establish the children's reading habits. After the period of time allotted to…
Descriptors: Nonfiction, Recreational Reading, Science Materials, Reading Habits
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Turner, Jennifer Danridge; Albro, Jennifer – Literacy, 2017
College and career readiness has become a key educational priority in the United States. Framed by neoliberal discourses, current conceptions of college and career readiness narrowly define literacy as discrete sets of cognitive skills and curricular knowledge and reduce literacy learning to scores on high-stakes assessments. To disrupt these…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Freehand Drawing
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Sabeti, Shari – Literacy, 2016
Creative writing is often thought of as an individual and solitary pursuit. This is partly owing to Romantic (and still popular) notions of "creativity" as residing in highly gifted individuals, but also to the widely held belief that "writing" is a lonely rather than a social activity. The research presented in this paper…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Ethnography, Creativity, Interviews
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Jaeger, Elizabeth L. – Literacy, 2016
Educational standards documents worldwide include reading and writing of evidence-based argument as a major focus. In order to help students craft arguments that will be considered seriously by those with the power to make changes that affect them, educators need to cultivate within students their sociological imagination--that is, an…
Descriptors: Sociology, Imagination, Academic Standards, Evidence Based Practice
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Chong, Su Li – Literacy, 2016
This paper re-considers the concept of aliteracy by arguing that it is less about not reading than it is about choice, agency and context. By analysing findings from a study that examined undergraduates' reading experiences in a Malaysian university, this paper explores the complexities around how the undergraduates grappled with conflicting…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Reading Material Selection, Phenomenology, Reading Attitudes
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Flynn, Naomi – Literacy, 2015
This article explores the use of Bourdieusian analysis for examining how policy and practice interact in the teaching of English and therefore in the development of children's language and literacy, in particular how. Bourdieusian analysis uncovers the ways in which teachers' practice has been influenced unconsciously by centralised shaping of the…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Educational Policy, Theory Practice Relationship, English Instruction
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Bansel, Peter – Literacy, 2013
In this paper, I give an account of the ways in which narratives and identities change over space and time. I give an account of a mobile and changing human subject, one who does not simply express or represent her- or himself through narrative, but is constructed and reconstructed through narrative. I draw on Paul Ricoeur's concepts of "narrative…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Interviews, Instruction, Reading
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Berger, Richard; McDougall, Julian – Literacy, 2013
This article presents the outcomes of research, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in England and informed by work in the fields of new literacy research, gaming studies and the socio-cultural framing of education, for which the videogame "L. A. Noire" was studied within the orthodox framing of the English literature…
Descriptors: Video Games, English Literature, Secondary School Students, Undergraduate Students
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Graham, Lynda – Literacy, 2012
In this paper, I describe ongoing research exploring ways in which young teachers' digital lives unfold inside and outside classrooms. I first interviewed teachers in 2006, and identified three different routes into digital worlds: serious solitary self-taught, serious solitary school-taught and playful social. A number of teachers agreed to be…
Descriptors: Literacy, Teaching Methods, Interviews, Literacy Education
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Peterson, Shelley Stagg; McClay, Jill Kedersha – Literacy, 2012
Interviews with 216 Grades 4-8 teachers and observations in 21 classrooms show that computers are widely used to teach writing across Canada. Restricted access to computers plays a role in the frequency and types of interactions that students and teachers have with computers in writing classes. Equally influential are assumptions about writing…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Spelling
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Brenna, Beverley A. – Literacy, 2011
This is a follow-up study regarding one of the early readers whose metacognitive reading strategies were explored in my 1991 qualitative case study research, published in "Reading", 29 (2), 30-33. Unique factors in the original study involve the inclusion of young children as informants related to self, task and text. Six-year-old…
Descriptors: Reading, Reading Strategies, Young Children, Educational Practices
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Dickie, John; McDonald, Geraldine – Literacy, 2011
Samoan school children living in New Zealand were given disposable cameras and asked to photograph examples of the uses of reading and writing outside the school. Interviewed later, they explained their photographs including information about literacy in church and family. Rote learning and oral presentation of biblical texts that were read and…
Descriptors: Photography, Literacy, Rote Learning, Foreign Countries
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Hammett, Roberta; Bainbridge, Joyce – Literacy, 2009
This paper draws on early data from a cross-Canada research project in which researchers at six Faculties of Education have been engaged in introducing picture books with multiple and diverse representations of Canadians to classes of pre-service teachers, inviting them to explore the pedagogical possibilities of the picture books and to discuss…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Focus Groups, Ideology, Cultural Pluralism
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Damber, Ulla – Literacy, 2009
The main objective of this study was to explore how teachers and classroom factors contribute to students' successful literacy learning. Eight Grade three classes, achieving at higher levels than expected with regard to socio-economic background and language factors, were identified in a multicultural Stockholm district and statistically…
Descriptors: Overachievement, Literacy, Classroom Environment, Teacher Attitudes
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