Search results for: Literacy
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'Out of Complacency and into Action”: An Exploration of Professional Development Experiences in School/Home Literacy Engagement
Parents can provide interaction that is crucial to student learning. A one-year funded project focused on: (1) helping teachers involve parents in the literacy achievement of their children; (2) developing responsible, effective, technologically enhanced partnerships between teachers and parents; and (3) providing a model for professional development in home/school literacy connections. This article explains the guidelines for teacher educators to promote successful professional development in home/school engagement.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2010
Teaching for Social Justice: Exploring the Development of Student Agency through Participation in the Literacy Practices of A Mathematics Classroom
This paper investigates written descriptions provided by students as they participate in a Year 7 mathematics classroom community of practice. Student descriptions are analyzed in terms of student participation in the literacy practices of their mathematics classroom and in terms of the sense of agency that participation in these practices afforded different students. Connections are drawn between the development of student agency in the mathematics classroom and teaching for social justice.
Updated: Jul. 08, 2009
Preparing Special Education Mentors Using Classroom Artifacts as a Vehicle for Learning About Teaching
The authors investigate a project that focuses on preparing special educators to mentor preservice teachers throughout their preparation program, instead of mostly at the end of their program. Through use of classroom literacy artifacts, mentors are prepared in how to guide novices as they transition through coursework and into classroom practice. Experienced and novice teachers participate in the research. They work together as part of an ongoing preparation program. Findings indicate that mentors can select and use artifacts that illustrate teaching complexities.
Updated: May. 11, 2009
The Effect of Curriculum, Coaching, and Professional Development on Prekindergarten Children's Literacy Achievement
The study empirically assessed one community's efforts to close the literacy's gap between its advantaged and disadvantaged children. Over a 3-year period, a grassroots venture consisting of business, university and public school personnel provided teachers in 22 California state preschool classrooms with a literacy-rich curriculum. They also provided the teachers with weekly support from a literacy coach and professional development on early literacy acquisition and instruction.
Updated: Apr. 06, 2009
The Effect of Family Literacy Interventions on Children's Acquisition of Reading From Kindergarten to Grade 3: A Meta-Analytic Review
The review focuses on intervention studies that tested whether parent-child reading activities would enhance children's acquisition of reading from kindergarten to Grade 3.The combined results for the 16 intervention studies, representing 1,340 families, showed that parent involvement has a positive effect on children's reading acquisition.
Updated: Mar. 05, 2009
This article argues that pedagogical literacy is an important cognitive tool for a developed conceptualisation of pedagogical content knowledge and that, by extension, being pedagogically literate is an integral feature of being a professional teacher.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2009
The article examines some of the philosophical underpinnings of knowledge-producing schools (KPS). They address a lack of attention to embodiment and the emotions that KPS epistemology would seem to require. This article is devoted to addressing this omission, which the authors frequently find in other approaches to literacy studies as well. The authors call on the philosophy of Deweyan pragmatism to provide a friendly critique and reconstruction of KPS epistemology.
Updated: Dec. 17, 2008
This article chronicles events in the author's secondary education literacy course when she asked students to write in a descriptive, analytical, and reflective way about the experiences that led them to teaching. The stakes were high, and so was the confusion about what it means to write reflectively and how to link such writing to teacher education standards. This forced the author to study her own efforts to encourage reflective practice to discover where the gaps in understanding had occurred and how those gaps might be reduced. The author realized that the only way to know if understanding has occurred is to ask the right questions and then be prepared to adjust her practice accordingly.
Updated: Dec. 08, 2008
The article recommends new reading and writing skills, mirroring an ever-expanding definition of literacy, new college and K-12 curricular programs that redefine digital media are popping up all over the country. The intent of this article is to share information and provide guidance for preservice and in-service teachers about a mediated alternative instructional strategy that has the ability to reach reluctant and struggling readers. Findings are presented from a pilot study that evaluated a new Web-based tool that links the interests of media-centric students with their natural fondness for story.
Updated: Nov. 27, 2008
Research reveals that the integration of new literacies and technologies are important, but educators don't know how to begin thinking about this task. The current research was held in a teacher context of a teacher education course. Findings indicate that teacher educators must foster environments to share problem-solving and distributed learning, to support design and multimodal redesign of texts, and to explore literacy and technology as transactional processes.
Updated: Nov. 26, 2008