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Nichols, Sue; Nixon, Helen; Rowsell, Jennifer – Literacy, 2009
In this paper we consider the place of early childhood literacy in the discursive construction of the identity(ies) of "proper" parents. Our analysis crosses between representations of parenting in texts produced by commercial and government/public institutional interests and the self-representations of individual parents in interviews with the…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Young Children, Parents, Emergent Literacy
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Kervin, Lisa – Literacy, 2009
The notion of "multiliteracies" and the development and creation of multimodal texts within classrooms is of pedagogic interest in this age of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). The case study reported herein provides an analysis of how one teacher engaged her class of primary school students as they responded to the challenge of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Television Commercials, Literacy, Program Descriptions
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Skaar, Havard – Literacy, 2009
From a learning perspective, social semiotics researchers tend to focus on the liberation latent in the multimedia options available through the new media. It is true that digital media democratise the possibilities open to the general public of a more varied and comprehensive text production than ever before, both in and outside school.…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Literacy, Multimedia Materials, Writing (Composition)
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Conlon, Tom – Literacy, 2009
Previous experimental studies have indicated that young people's text comprehension and summarisation skills can be improved by techniques based on text concept mapping (TCM). However, these studies have done little to elucidate a practical pedagogy that can make the techniques adoptable within the context of typical secondary school classrooms.…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Secondary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Educational Strategies
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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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Kelly, Alison; Safford, Kimberly – Literacy, 2009
This paper draws upon data from a research project, undertaken in 2 Year 6 classrooms during the 2006 World Cup, to analyse how children used complex sentence structures in their writing on a football web-log. We explore how the confluence of a temporary, popular, global event and an online forum for communication created a moment of linguistic…
Descriptors: Sentences, Writing Instruction, Sentence Structure, Grade 6
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John, Claire – Literacy, 2009
Changes in the teaching of reading during the past decade include a shift away from a previous emphasis on "one-to-one" learning experiences to a focus upon more communal forms of learning which place the teacher center stage. With the teacher's role thus highlighted, teacher-pupil interaction in practice has come under the spotlight, with a…
Descriptors: Interaction, Reading Processes, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Role
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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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Harrett, Jacqueline; Benjamin, Theresa – Literacy, 2009
This article reports on a UKLA-funded project in which a group of 10 teachers in South Wales were involved. The televised science fiction drama "Doctor Who" was chosen as the theme as it was based on popular culture as well as being of local and national interest. The main character in this television drama is an alien who can fly…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Foreign Countries, Science Fiction, Focus Groups
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Darvin, Jacqueline – Literacy, 2009
This article focuses on a bookmaking project that was conducted with pre-adolescent Serbian and Bosnian girls at a summer camp outside Sarajevo, Bosnia in 2005. During this camp, children from Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia were brought together by the Global Children's Organisation to engage in a variety of activities, including conflict resolution,…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Females, Workshops, Foreign Countries
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Cremin, Teresa; Mottram, Marilyn; Collins, Fiona; Powell, Sacha; Safford, Kimberly – Literacy, 2009
Given the narrow scope of primary teachers' knowledge and use of children's literature identified in Phase I of "Teachers as Readers" (2006-2007), the core goal of the Phase II project was to improve teachers' knowledge and experience of such literature in order to help them increase children's motivation and enthusiasm for reading,…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Foreign Countries, Reading Teachers, Reading Instruction
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Ellis, Sue; Lawrence, Becky – Literacy, 2009
This paper describes the development and use of the Creative Learning Assessment (CLA) as a means of evidencing, supporting and promoting children's creative learning in arts-based contexts. The research team at the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) worked with a group of teachers in inner-city Lambeth primary schools to develop an…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Educational Assessment, Program Effectiveness
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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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Erstad, Ola; Gilje, Oystein; Sefton-Green, Julian; Vasbo, Kristin – Literacy, 2009
This article explores the term "learning lives" by reporting on three research projects conducted by members of the Oslo-based research group TransActions. By stressing the term "learning lives" within a range of social "educational" contexts, the article aims to look at learning within and across different learning…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Literacy, Research Projects, Self Concept
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Anderson, Rosemary – Literacy, 2009
This article discusses the identities that may be constructed by upper primary aged pupils during silent reading sessions. The findings presented are taken from a 2-year ethnographic case study, which investigated how four dyslexic pupils, aged 10-11 (Y5-6), coped with the classroom reading they encountered at a large primary school in northern…
Descriptors: Silent Reading, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Elementary School Students
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