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Gardner, Paul – Literacy, 2018
The teaching of writing has been a relatively neglected aspect of research in literacy. Cultural and socio-economic reasons for this are suggested. In addition, teachers often readily acknowledge themselves as readers, but rarely as writers. Without a solid grasp of compositional processes, teachers are perhaps prone to adopt schemes that promote…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teaching Skills
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Kuby, Candace R.; Crawford, Shonna – Literacy, 2018
Posthumanism, or the material turn, refuses to take the distinction between human and nonhuman for granted. Currently discourses in literacy education focus on the ways of incorporating new tools and technologies (products) but within a design perspective, which does not get at the social and participatory ways (processes) of students creating new…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Social Theories, Literacy, Elementary Education
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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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Kabuto, Bobbie – Literacy, 2018
This article explores the concept of narratives of biliteracy or how two bilingual mothers defined biliteracy for their families through the construction of narratives. This study is approached through a theoretical discussion of narratives to investigate how the two families constructed certain versions of their realities as they observed,…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Literacy, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship
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Tour, Ekaterina – Literacy, 2017
In the field of Literacy Studies, online spaces have been recognised as providing many opportunities for spontaneous and self-initiated learning. While some progress has been made in understanding these important learning experiences, little attention has been paid to teachers' self-initiated professional learning. Contributing to the debates…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Education, Independent Study, Electronic Learning
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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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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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Ellis, Sue; Smith, Vivienne – Literacy, 2017
This paper describes a new assessment tool that situates school literacy as a specific cognitive, cultural, social and emotional. It reports evidence of the extent to which this tool seems to have helped student teachers to broker and balance different kinds of data and knowledge flows. The study shows that the tool was helpful in encouraging…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Literacy, Student Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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Maine, Fiona – Literacy, 2017
This study builds on and extends our understanding of literacy through exploring children's encounters with a digital narrative game. The research analyses different stances or orientations that children take as they progress through the game and how they draw on schematic understandings about narratives and digital gaming to support their…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Computer Games, Children, Literacy
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Kervin, Lisa; Mantei, Jessica – Literacy, 2016
This paper reports on the digital writing practices of a Grade Three primary school student as he used an iPad to plan, produce and share digital texts. The case study acknowledges that writing is undergoing a period of great change in many classrooms and works to show how a student author has interpreted and produced digital texts with new…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Educational Practices, Handheld Devices, Grade 3
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Pantaleo, Sylvia – Literacy, 2016
Notwithstanding the complex and dynamic nature of teaching and learning in schools, over four decades of research findings have consistently revealed a correlation between teacher expectations and student achievement. Focusing on teacher expectations for the narrative structures created by young children, this article features a discussion of data…
Descriptors: Teacher Expectations of Students, Literacy, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Lwin, Soe Marlar – Literacy, 2016
Although many studies have been done on the benefits of parent/teacher-child interactions during shared storybook reading or read'aloud sessions, very few have examined the potential of professional storytellers' oral discourse to support children's vocabulary learning. In those storytelling sessions conducted by professional storytellers, the…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Vocabulary Development, Inferences, Reading Aloud to Others
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McIntyre, Joanna – Literacy, 2016
This article draws on research into the work of Greenshoots. All young participants referred to in this article have been anonymised and pseudonyms provided. In discussions with Greenshoots and the mentors, they took the decision that they wanted to be named, and for Nottingham to be identified as the context of the place and its history is an…
Descriptors: Mentors, Artists, Creativity, Creative Writing
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Watson, Vaughn W. M.; Marciano, Joanne E. – Literacy, 2015
At a time when youth are increasingly negotiating new media literacy practices across multiple contexts, literacy researchers are compelled to take notice and reconsider methodologies that centre the researcher, to purposefully engage youth's knowledge, identities and new media literacies as research methodologies. To that end, the authors…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Student Role
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