The information explosion is upon us. Do intermediate aged students really understand their library system and can they make it work for them?
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Secondary school students develop new reading strategies and a positive attitude toward reading through an effective literature circle.
A study of New Zealand teachers with library responsibility in schools looks at whether or not teachers have the time, skills and available product to select books which best meet the needs of pupils and staff.
Despite New Zealand students performing well in reading and literacy there is some concern that boys, particularly nine-year-olds, are not performing as well as could be expected.
After extensive observation, this experienced educational researcher begins to answer the question "What is it that makes some activities work better in teaching literacy than others?" Reprinted from set Special 1997: Language and Literacy, article 9.
Children can be encouraged to maintain and develop their proficiency in Māori in a classroom where it is not the language of instruction. This research has implications for the promotion of Māori in New Zealand classrooms as well as the promotion of minority languages elsewhere.
The reading debate seems to moving away from the entrenched positions of "us" versus "them" towards a continuum of process. Teachers in this research were asked to assess three different reading errors, to see if their reactions to the errors reflected their theoretical orientations to the reading process