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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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Smith, Blaine E. – Literacy, 2019
Although a large body of research emphasises the collaborative nature of adolescents' multimodal composing processes in and out of school, little is known about how or why collaborative partnerships might differ across composers or digital tools. Integrating sociocultural and social semiotics theoretical frameworks, this study examined how three…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Sociocultural Patterns, Video Technology, Cooperative Learning
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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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Griffith, Robin – Literacy, 2017
This study examines the types of in-the-moment teaching decisions 97 preservice teachers made while teaching reading and how their growing bodies of teacher knowledge influenced their abilities to think, know, feel and act like a teacher (Feiman-Nemser, 2008). Findings indicated that the teacher educator's use of "metacognitive…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Decision Making, Metacognition, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Kucer, Stephen B. – Literacy, 2017
The monitoring of meaning and the correction of miscues that fail to make sense are a hallmark of a proficient reader. Much of the research, however, has focused on the reading of fictional, narrative texts. In contrast, this research examines the monitoring and response behaviours of 35 proficient fourth grade readers (nine and 10 years of age)…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Miscue Analysis, Reading Rate
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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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Rackley, Eric D.; Kwok, Michelle – Literacy, 2016
Growing out of the renewed attention to text complexity in the United States and the large population of youth who are deeply committed to reading scripture, this study explores 16 Latter-day Saint and Methodist youths' experiences with complex, religious texts. The study took place in the Midwestern United States. Data consisted of an academic…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Religion, Religious Cultural Groups, Christianity
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Nagle, Joelle; Stooke, Rosamund – Literacy, 2016
This paper draws on a Canadian qualitative case study grounded in multiliteracies theory to describe the meaning-making processes of four students aged 13-14 years as they created history projects. Students were invited to explore curriculum content in self-chosen ways and to produce presentations in a range of formats. The data we present and…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Multiple Literacies, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Hanke, Veronica – Literacy, 2014
Guided reading is widely perceived to be tricky in English primary schools; prior research has found difficulties with teacher interpretation and implementation. The study reported here suggests that to understand the problems associated with it we should also take into account pupils' perspectives on their guided reading lessons. In this case,…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students, Freehand Drawing, Student Attitudes
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McPhillips, Therese; Shevlin, Michael; Long, Louise – Literacy, 2012
This study aimed to explore the consultation experiences of pupils who have additional needs in literacy. An opportunistic sample of eight schools--four in Northern Ireland and four in the Republic of Ireland--were chosen by the researchers; selected pupils were receiving additional literacy support. Focus group discussions and arts-based creative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Literacy, Students
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McCullagh, John; Jarman, Ruth – Literacy, 2009
This paper reports the findings of a study of the literacy perceptions and practices of general primary teachers (Key Stage 2) and post-primary science teachers (Key Stage 3) within two clusters of schools. The study also explores the possible impact on pupils of any difference in the language climate which may accompany them on their journey…
Descriptors: Discussion, Student Attitudes, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Purdy, Joyce – Literacy, 2008
In Canada, as in other anglophone countries, classrooms are becoming more diverse as the number of English language learners (ELLs) increases. More and more teachers are faced with the task of meeting the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students. In this article, I share excerpts of dialogue between ELL students, native…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Literacy
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Shenton, Arthur; Pagett, Linda – Literacy, 2007
In recent years, interactive white boards (IWBs) have been introduced into many primary classrooms in England. This enquiry examines the ways in which they are being used in the context of literacy teaching, in six primary classrooms in the south-west. Drawing on the perspectives of teachers and pupils, this report reflects on the impact of IWB…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Technology
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Burnett, Cathy; Wilkinson, Jeff – Literacy, 2005
The Internet offers new possibilities for engaging with information and is associated with a wide range of literacy practices. National guidance in the United Kingdom on "reading the web", however, has focused largely on the different skills children may need to learn in school to navigate web-based texts successfully. Here it is argued…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Information Technology, Student Attitudes
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