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Wilson, Nance Speizman; Smetana, Linda – Literacy, 2011
Despite a push to develop high levels of active engagement in learning by helping students reflect, refine and extend their ideas through effective questioning strategies, evidence suggests that teacher-dominated interaction patterns permeate classroom instruction. This Initiate, Respond and Evaluate process leads students to maintain a passive…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Metacognition, Models, Comprehension
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Adami, Elisabetta – Literacy, 2011
Responding to "In defence of writing" by Havard Skaar, published in issue 43.1 of this journal (April 2009), the present article argues that (1) compared with text production "from scratch," producing texts through copy-and-paste requires a different type of--rather than less--semiotic work, and that (2) digitally produced writing may involve the…
Descriptors: Text Structure, Teaching Experience, Semiotics, Writing Skills
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Boyle, Bill; Charles, Marie – Literacy, 2011
This article relates a child's development in story writing and the progress that she made in achieving text cohesion, spelling development and ideation through the collaborative process. The case study investigates the integration of major aspects of writing development such as collaboration, the importance of peer interactions through social…
Descriptors: Socialization, Spelling, Cooperation, Writing Processes
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Crowther, Jim; Tett, Lyn – Literacy, 2011
Scotland provides an interesting context for studying adult literacy in that it is one of the few countries that explicitly acknowledge the idea of literacy as a social practice. By drawing on two initiatives we illustrate literacy learning derived from a mixture of social practice and critical literacy perspectives. Together they provide insights…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Critical Literacy
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Mills, Colin – Literacy, 2011
This article is linked to the theme of the special issue through its focus on micropolitical analysis of the changing role of "policy drivers", mediating national policy through interactions with primary school heads and teachers. The central arguments draw on case studies undertaken in two primary schools where changes related to…
Descriptors: Literacy, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Case Studies
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McLachlan, Claire; Arrow, Alison – Literacy, 2011
Although priding itself on high rates of literacy achievement, New Zealand's track record in the last two decades has noticeably declined. Successive New Zealand governments have invested heavily in trying to redress this decline with limited success. Demographic changes in population due to immigration provide a partial explanation, but arguably,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Literacy
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Moss, Gemma – Literacy, 2011
This paper considers how policy-led processes of education reform have reshaped the space in which to think about gender and literacy, both in England and elsewhere. In many jurisdictions, the discourse on quality in education now focuses almost exclusively on numerical outcomes, whether they derive from the school, and/or at local or national…
Descriptors: Literacy, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Gender Differences
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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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Hope, Julia – Literacy, 2011
For over 20 years, researchers and evaluators worldwide have criticised the traditional formula of family learning courses for their narrow vision, and have emphasised their potential to provide a bridge between home and school experiences, building on resources that parents already have, but which are unknown or unacknowledged. This article…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Ethnography, Refugees, Researchers
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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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Burke, Winifred – Literacy, 2011
Standard assessment tests have been part of the literacy practice in English primary schools for many years. While educators point to the dangers of "teaching to the test," politicians continue to believe that the best way of achieving accountability is by retaining league tables of these test results. Currently the curriculum is too…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Test Results, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods
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Yamada-Rice, Dylan – Literacy, 2011
This article looks at the way in which the changing visual environment affects education at two levels: in communication patterns and research methodologies. The research considers differences in the variance and quantity of types of visual media and their relationship to the written mode in the urban landscapes of Tokyo and London, using…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Research Methodology, Visual Aids, Young Children
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Topping, Keith; Miller, David; Thurston, Allan; McGavock, Karen; Conlin, Nora – Literacy, 2011
A large-scale randomised-controlled trial of reading tutoring in 80 schools in Scotland used the Paired Reading (PR) technique. On long-term evaluation, cross-age PR was significantly better than regular teaching, but same-age was not. On short-term evaluation, PR pupils did significantly better than control pupils in both years, and cross-age and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Foreign Countries, Reading Ability, Peer Teaching
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Alexander, Robin – Literacy, 2010
Taking the 2009 UKLA conference theme of "making connections and building literate communities" and recalling Hoggart's plea for literacy to be critically and morally engaged rather than merely functional, this paper calls for a reassessment of the pursuit of literacy in schools so as to connect the language of learning with the language of…
Descriptors: Discussion, Classroom Communication, Accountability, Reading Instruction
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Betteney, Mark – Literacy, 2010
This article considers the extent to which the needs and aspirations of teachers are taken into account in three examples of current Primary and Early Years documentation--the National Curriculum, the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Primary Framework. This analysis is done through three methods: a critical discourse analysis of the aims and…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Teaching (Occupation), Discourse Analysis, Teacher Empowerment
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