Academic journal article Australian Journal of Language and Literacy

Editorial

Academic journal article Australian Journal of Language and Literacy

Editorial

Article excerpt

Welcome to the February edition of AJLL. The issue comprises a variety of articles that report on national and international literacy research. In the first article 'Keep taking the tablets: iPads, story apps and early literacy' Guy Merchant presents a study which investigated how young children engage with story-app sharing interactions with adults. The second article 'Feeling the pressure: Early childhood educators' reported views about learning and teaching and phonics in Australian prior-to-school settings' by Stacey Campbell reports on a study which investigated the views of 115 early childhood educators' about how phonics should be taught. The study found that there were conflicting views about how and whether phonics should be taught and many participants revealed experiencing external pressures to engage in literacy practices that may be in opposition with their own beliefs about how literacy is learnt. The third article 'Words and stuff: Exploring children's perspectives of classroom reading in the early school years' by Pauline Harris reports on a longitudinal study which investigated how fifteen children talked about their reading experiences during their first three years of school. The study highlighted and described the shifts in children's thinking over this period of time. …

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