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O'Neill, Shirley; Geoghegan, Deborah; Petersen, Shauna – Improving Schools, 2013
Recent shifts in the conceptualization of effective literacy teaching have focused on the need for teachers to make teaching explicit (Edwards-Groves, 2010; Purcell-Gates, Duke, & Martineau, 2007; Rosenshine, 1986) or in Hattie's (2005) terms, learning "visible". Research has shown that the analysis of classroom interactive…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Classroom Communication, Concept Mapping, Teacher Effectiveness
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O'Neill, Shirley – Improving Schools, 2013
This article presents a case study of a primary school that engaged with the Innovative Designs for Enhancing Achievement in Schools (IDEAS) Project, and moved to the sustaining phase over a period of three years. It reports how the students, who were 98 percent English as a second language, improved their reading and numeracy during this time and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Catholic Schools, Case Studies
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Geoghegan, Deborah; O'Neill, Shirley; Petersen, Shauna – Improving Schools, 2013
Much has been written about what constitutes effective literacy teaching and learning, the power of effective "teacher talk" and the impact on student learning outcomes. There is a growing body of research into pedagogical change to improve literacy outcomes and the implementation of schoolwide approaches to teaching and learning,…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Literacy Education, Educational Improvement, Teacher Student Relationship