The changing nature of literacy in the senior secondary school means that many common tools do not give subject teachers the detailed information they need to identify and address strengths and gaps in their students’ reading and writing. We illustrate some of the complexities of reading and writing in the senior secondary school and describe one way that teachers and leaders can use NCEA data to find out more about their students’ subject literacy.
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The booklet developed by the Mangere Home and School Project to help parents help their own children.
There has been a lot of propaganda in favour of reading to children. All cultural and socio-economic groups studied in this research read a great deal with their children, but with different styles, expecting different outcomes and reflecting their cultures.
Few studies have ever shown the improved results of an intervention project continuing after that programme has finished. Is it possible to achieve sustainability and what factors would contribute to it? This article looks at one programme that sustained gains and how it was done.