Australian Journal of Language and Literacy

Education publication.

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 4, November

Children's Literature Possibilities on the Web
Computers and related technologies are becoming highly influential tools in our lives. The ways in which we communicate are changing and continue to evolve in accordance with rapid developments in communication technology. No longer are mobile phones,...
Perspectives on Early Literacy and Home-School Connections
This article links to home-school connections and different theoretical perspectives on early literacy. Early literacy is a complex field of study, complicated by its interdisciplinary nature. Linguists, early childhood educators, anthropologists, psychologists...
Power and the Pen: The Gendered Politics of Peer Positioning within the Writing Process
In this article, Anne Marschall reports on an investigation of her teaching practice. As a result, she challenges others to scrutinise their own philosophy of teaching and the beliefs, practices and pedagogy which arise from that philosophy. I like...
The Readability of English Medium Curriculum Texts in Brunei Primary Schools
Textbooks written in English used in primary years 4-6 with Brunei Malay first language pupils were analysed for reading ease and human interest. The results suggest that the current texts are too difficult and generally insufficiently interesting for...
The Strategies Students in Years 5, 7 and 9 Use for Processing Texts and Visual Aids
An examination of strategies students used for processing written and visual information provides suggestions on how to encourage strategic reading behaviour. Background to the problem A cursory examination of almost any Australian primary and...