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Fletcher, Jo; Grimley, Michael; Greenwood, Janinka; Parkhill, Faye – Literacy, 2012
Teachers are influential in motivating and improving attitudes towards reading. This article reports on an investigation of eight teachers of 10- to 12-year-old students from five New Zealand schools and the strategies they used to improve attitudes to reading. Each school had been identified as implementing effective reading programmes by a panel…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Early Adolescents, Reading Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Tan, Kok Eng; Yen Abdullah, Melissa Ng Lee; Guan Saw, Kim – Literacy, 2012
The literacy practices of many communities today show new ways of meaning making in the contemporary, technological and digital culture. A number of Malaysian adolescents belong to this culture. This pilot study reports the preliminary findings of a larger study aimed at describing the online activities of Malaysian adolescents. Fifty-four…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Internet, Adolescent Attitudes
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Barden, Owen – Literacy, 2012
This article is derived from a study of the use of Facebook as an educational resource by five dyslexic students at a sixth form college in north-west England. Through a project in which teacher-researcher and student-participants co-constructed a group Facebook page about the students' scaffolded research into dyslexia, the study examined the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Action Research, Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Graham, Lynda – Literacy, 2012
In this paper, I describe ongoing research exploring ways in which young teachers' digital lives unfold inside and outside classrooms. I first interviewed teachers in 2006, and identified three different routes into digital worlds: serious solitary self-taught, serious solitary school-taught and playful social. A number of teachers agreed to be…
Descriptors: Literacy, Teaching Methods, Interviews, Literacy Education
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Lambirth, Andrew; Smith, Sarah; Steele, Susanna – Literacy, 2012
Evidence suggests (Ofsted, 2007) that the role of the Subject Leader is crucial in how well poetry is taught in schools. This paper attempts to provide some insights on "what it is like" to coordinate poetry teaching in a primary school. Some of the data confirm elements of the findings from earlier research on the state of poetry in…
Descriptors: Poetry, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Leadership
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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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Okebukola, Foluso – Literacy, 2012
Drawing on the bilingual policies and biliteracy programmes of African nations, this paper discusses the context of literacy education in Nigeria and examines Nigerian early literacy teachers' attitudes to teaching literacy and literacy teaching practices as informed by the National Policy on Education, Primary English Language Curriculum and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emergent Literacy, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Stellakis, Nektarios – Literacy, 2012
This work describes a survey conducted in Syros Island in Greece. The intention was to ascertain kindergarten teachers' perceptions about early literacy and the skills and knowledge they consider as important for pre-school aged children. The participants were all the kindergarten teachers of the island (N = 19) and the data were collected during…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Surveys
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Finch, Brian – Literacy, 2012
Many children view favourite feature films repeatedly at home and develop understandings of them. This article discusses findings from a study which focused on the understandings that 9- and 10-year-old children showed about character in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets." These findings are reported in terms of a framework…
Descriptors: Evidence, Preadolescents, Personality, Films
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Peterson, Shelley Stagg; McClay, Jill Kedersha – Literacy, 2012
Interviews with 216 Grades 4-8 teachers and observations in 21 classrooms show that computers are widely used to teach writing across Canada. Restricted access to computers plays a role in the frequency and types of interactions that students and teachers have with computers in writing classes. Equally influential are assumptions about writing…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Spelling
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Haworth, Penny – Literacy, 2011
This paper positions local literacy issues against a backdrop of increasing global ethnolinguistic diversity. National language choices are generally influenced by wider debates on the "politics of location," so decisions about language(s) associated with teaching literacy in schools tend to occur at the intersection of national and international…
Descriptors: Literacy, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Official Languages
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Dennis, Carol – Literacy, 2011
In "Measuring quality: framing what we know" I offer a critique of "Success in Adult Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL provision (Success in ALNE)"--a contextualised reworking of the common inspection framework. This document offers a government-sponsored account of what quality means when applied to the teaching of adult language, literacy and…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Numeracy, Discourse Analysis, Inspection
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Kucer, Stephen B. – Literacy, 2011
This research examines the nature of comprehended meanings that do not match those of the author. These meanings were generated by two groups of fourth graders after reading a narrative or expository text. Readers read their respective texts aloud, followed by a recall and probes. Reading behaviours were examined to establish that processing…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Profiles, Grade 4, Reading
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Wiseman, Angela – Literacy, 2011
A poetry workshop can present opportunities to integrate students' knowledge and perspectives in classroom contexts, encouraging the use of language for expression, communication, learning and even empowerment. This paper describes how adolescent students respond to a poetry workshop in an English classroom centred on teaching writing that is…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Writing Strategies, Participant Observation, Figurative Language
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Robins, Gill – Literacy, 2011
This one-term practitioner research study, conducted with 33 Year 5 children, considers the impact of teaching exploratory talk skills on the learning of the class, with particular consideration of the development of the ability of gifted and talented children to manipulate and control sentence structure to create effect. Beginning with metatalk…
Descriptors: Sentences, Gifted, Sentence Structure, Talent
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