Australian Journal of Language and Literacy

Education publication.

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 1, February

Constituting 'At Risk' Literacy and Language Learners in Teacher Talk: Exploring the Discursive Element of Time
Introduction The student category of 'at risk' is often assigned to learners who are considered by teachers and school administrators to not meet specified curriculum and assessment requirements. It is a pervasive term that manages to go unquestioned....
Editorial
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, Constituting 'at risk' language and literacy learners in teacher talk: exploring the...
So How Do You Teach Literacy in Teacher Education?: literacy/English Teacher Educators' Goals and Pedagogies
I believe that as a community, we need to be invested in the belief that literacy (and literacy teaching) is far more complicated than has been characterised in the current discourse of reform.... We need research on literacy teacher educators as individuals--their...
Students' Reading Achievement during the Transition from Primary to Secondary School
Introduction Adolescent literacy achievement has been, and continues to be, a hot topic in the educational community, with concerns about students' literacy capabilities consistently dominating the educational landscape. According to national reports...
Subject Area Literacy Instruction in Low SES Secondary Schools in New Zealand
The purpose of this study was to investigate patterns of student achievement and subject-area literacy teaching in a cluster of 22 New Zealand (NZ) secondary schools that serve low-to mid-socio-economic-status (SES) communities. We describe patterns...
Testing Spelling: How Does a Dictation Method Measure Up to a Proofreading and Editing Format?
Introduction School teachers are held accountable for the development of students' language and literacy skills by the education community, policy administrators, parent bodies and the media (Snyder, 2009). Moreover, the emphasis on accountability...
That's Not a Narrative; This Is a Narrative: NAPLAN and Pedagogies of Storytelling
Background Stories are central genres in all cultures, in some form in almost every imaginable situation and stage of life. They are intimately woven into the minutiae of everyday life, whenever we come together. They are told in all social groupings...
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