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Ruan, Jiening – Literacy, 2004
This study investigates metacognitive development of 16 bilingual Chinese/English first-graders. The researcher analysed the metacognitive utterances produced by the children while they were engaged in the writing task of composing dictated stories. The results suggest that the young bilinguals demonstrated metacognitive abilities and were able to…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Metacognition, Grade 1, Chinese
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Hall, Kathy – Literacy, 2004
This recorded interview with Stephen Anwyll took place in Summer 2004, just prior to his departure from the post of Director of the National Literacy Strategy to take up a new post. In the interview, Stephen challenges those critics who characterise the Strategy as reductive and mechanistic, but recognises the potential for it to be interpreted in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Strategic Planning, Teaching Methods
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Moss, Gemma – Literacy, 2004
Drawing on a recent ESRC-funded research project, this paper will explore some of the contradictory structural features of the National Literacy Strategy (NLS), which have helped shape its evolution over time, and reflect on some of the tension points which have arisen at different levels of implementation as the Strategy unfolds. In the process,…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Literacy, Educational Policy, Literacy Education
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Fisher, Ros – Literacy, 2004
This paper considers the government's initiative to change the teaching of literacy in primary schools in England. It draws on evidence from a one-year ESRC-funded project that observed teaching in the first year of the NLS and a two-year follow-up study that revisited and re-interviewed several of the teachers from the original study. It proposes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Followup Studies, Literacy, Teacher Effectiveness
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Bryan, Hazel – Literacy, 2004
This paper argues that the work of teachers in England's primary schools has been reconstructed. It is proposed that the literacy curriculum has been a major factor in this reconstruction. The paper suggests that the purposes of literacy today have been determined by policy makers, and that the nature of policy texts has changed, hardened, into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Murphy, Brian – Literacy, 2004
This article concerns the gap between government intention and classroom outcome. The author examines the treatment of spoken language in the Revised Irish Curriculum, which came into effect in 1999. He finds much to be commended in the recognition of its central role in learning. He then examines the implementation of this curriculum with…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Foreign Countries, Interaction, Elementary Education
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