Australian Journal of Language and Literacy

Education publication.

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 2, June

Editorial
Welcome to the June edition of AJLL. The issue comprises a variety of articles that report on national and international literacy research. The first paper, 'Indigenous Children's Multimodal Communication of Emotions through Visual Imagery' by Kathy...
Examining the Examiners: The State of Senior Secondary English Examinations in Australia
Introduction Senior Secondary schooling in Australia relies heavily on externally set and moderated exit examinations, with only one state of six (Queensland) not using an externally set examination (Australasian Curriculum, Assessment and Certification...
Indigenous Children's Multimodal Communication of Emotions through Visual Imagery
Introduction In recent years, emotions have become a major focus of language and literacy research nationally and internationally (Mills, Unsworth, Bellocchi, Park & Ritchie 2014; Macken-Horarick & Martin, 2003; White, 2005). Children's...
IRE and Content Area Literacies: A Critical Analysis of Classroom Discourse
Introduction In my role as literacy support teacher, where I worked collaboratively in a Year 8 science classroom with an experienced science teacher, I was concerned about a group of students who were not engaging in lessons. This middle years...
Teachers' Selection of Texts for Pasifika Students in New Zealand Primary Schools
Background to the study The current study drew on the expertise of teachers to understand how texts are selected and used to support the literacy development of students from Pacific Nations communities (Pasifika). The need to optimise text selection...
What Motivates Avid Readers to Maintain a Regular Reading Habit in Adulthood?
Introduction Regular recreational reading is widely accepted as a beneficial practice that is generally performed with declining frequency as the early period of skill acquisition is surpassed (Kelley & Decker, 2009; Nieuwenhuizen, 2001; Sainsbury...
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