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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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Moss, Gemma – Literacy, 2017
This paper explores the dynamic to education system reform in England, highlighting the challenges the range of policy tools in use have created for policymakers, practitioners and researchers alike. Taking literacy policy in England as a "telling case", I will argue that far from holding the answer to successful system reform,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Literacy Education
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Bearne, Eve – Literacy, 2017
In this article, I confine myself to the situation in England that offers a paradigm example of one of the fundamental tensions besetting teaching and assessing writing: the stranglehold of an individualistic view of writing development as opposed to a more socio-cultural perspective. Examining the uses of summative assessment for accountability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Teaching Methods, Summative Evaluation
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Peel, Anne – Literacy, 2017
The widespread adoption of the Common Core State Standards in the US has prioritized rigorous reading of complex texts. The emphasis on text complexity has led to instructional and assessment materials that constrain critical literacy practices by emphasizing quantitative features of text, such as sentence length, and a static list of text…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Literacy Education, Educational Practices, Reader Text Relationship
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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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Simpson, Alyson – Literacy, 2017
Research reports teachers around the world currently face major challenges to their professional agency. They face numerous pressures from accountability measures operating in the highly politicised field of literacy education and standardised testing. At the same time international research encourages teachers to design rich assessment tasks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Primary Education, Educational Practices
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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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Dobson, Tom; Stephenson, Lisa – Literacy, 2017
This paper focuses on a Community of Writers creative writing project where 25 primary school pupils from lower socio-economic backgrounds took part in creative writing workshops over a 2-week period at a higher education institution. Using practitioner enquiry and discourse analysis, this paper views identity as participation in "figured…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Creative Writing, Communities of Practice
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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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Pandya, Jessica Zacher; Ávila, JuliAnna – Literacy, 2017
This essay presents the results of a review of research published in the last 10 years on the uses of what we term "productive" digital technologies in special education contexts. There is little overlap between research on productive technologies such as digital storytelling in mainstream contexts and research on technology use to…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Special Needs Students, Special Education, Journal Articles
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Darvin, Jacqueline – Literacy, 2017
Young children today have greater access to culturally and politically sensitive information than at any other time in history. Although there are many positive aspects of children having greater access, negative consequences can also result, especially when they do not have sufficient structured and supportive opportunities to question, discuss…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Vignettes, Political Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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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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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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Mangen, Anne; Weel, Adriaan – Literacy, 2016
In the course of digitisation, the range of substrates for textual reading is being expanded to include a number of screen-based technologies and reading devices, such as e-readers (e.g. Kindle) and tablets (e.g. iPad). These technologies have distinctly different affordances than paper has. Given that textual reading is at the same time likely to…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Guidelines, Interdisciplinary Approach, Models
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