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What Works? Researching Language And Literacy Learning, Geoff Masters Mar 1999

What Works? Researching Language And Literacy Learning, Geoff Masters

Prof Geoff Masters AO

This article reflects on the purpose and objectives of educational research. The author argues that the purpose of educational research is to find ways to improve student learning, and that research that does not have this as its ultimate motivation and objective is not educational research. The author also discusses the importance of research syntheses, the value of sharpening the focus of research and that better communication of research results to practitioners should be considered.


Literacy's Rainbow: The Ecuador Nfe Project Twenty-Five Years Later, Ernique Tasiguano Muzo Jan 1999

Literacy's Rainbow: The Ecuador Nfe Project Twenty-Five Years Later, Ernique Tasiguano Muzo

Ecuador Project

No abstract provided.


Arco Iris De La Alfabetizacion: Educacion No Formal En Ecuador 25 Anos Despues, Ernique Tasiguano Muzo Jan 1999

Arco Iris De La Alfabetizacion: Educacion No Formal En Ecuador 25 Anos Despues, Ernique Tasiguano Muzo

Ecuador Project

No abstract provided.


Siguiendo El Arco Iris: Hablan Los Facilitadores 25 Anos Despues, Ximena Aldaz, Ayme Quijia, Ana Lucia Tasiguano, Susana Zhagnay Jan 1999

Siguiendo El Arco Iris: Hablan Los Facilitadores 25 Anos Despues, Ximena Aldaz, Ayme Quijia, Ana Lucia Tasiguano, Susana Zhagnay

Ecuador Project

No abstract provided.


See Dick Run: Developing Literacy In Kindergarten, Rachel Moss Jan 1999

See Dick Run: Developing Literacy In Kindergarten, Rachel Moss

The Corinthian

Literacy has become an issue of great importance in our country. Many children have reached middle and high school without the ability to read fluently. Educators have therefore earnestly sought the best method of teaching literacy. Children in younger grades are now being taught beginning language arts skills. Standardized tests have been developed to measure the extent of these skills. Parents are also inquiring about the most effective means of preparing their children for school.


Teaching Basic Writing In The Midst Of The Great Literacy Debate, Robin Archibald Jan 1999

Teaching Basic Writing In The Midst Of The Great Literacy Debate, Robin Archibald

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


The Literacy-Related Knowledge Of The Children In Two Western Australian Preprimary Centres And The Literacy-Related Practices In Their Homes, Susan M. Beilharz Jan 1999

The Literacy-Related Knowledge Of The Children In Two Western Australian Preprimary Centres And The Literacy-Related Practices In Their Homes, Susan M. Beilharz

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

This study investigates both the literacy-related knowledge of two groups of children beginning their preprimary education and the literacy-related practices identified by their parents as taking place in their homes. The two groups of children were attending preprimary centres located in different suburbs of Perth; one was in a low socio-economic status northern suburb and the other was in a high socio-economic status inner metropolitan suburb. The results of a questionnaire about family literacy practices showed that there was a wide range of literacy-related practices and materials available in the majority of the households involved in the study. The results ...


Football, Meatpies, Kangaroos And Toyotas. Book 1. Social Change And The Australian People, A Study Book For Literacy And Numeracy., J Kindler, Dave Tout Dec 1998

Football, Meatpies, Kangaroos And Toyotas. Book 1. Social Change And The Australian People, A Study Book For Literacy And Numeracy., J Kindler, Dave Tout

David (Dave) Tout

A textbook for adult learners in the area of literacy and numeracy skills. This textbook looks at the social changes in Australia over the last fifty years, specifically the Australian population with topics on the increase in the population, migration, ageing population, and population density. The textbook includes integrated reading, writing and maths tasks.