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Literacy

  • A Story to Tellby

    Institute of Education Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    Shows how narrative and particularly oral storytelling can be used to bring literacy to life for primary school children. This title relates how teachers develop their own storytelling skills and the abilities of children to share and retell personal and traditional tales. more...

  • Transformative Approaches to New Technologies and Student Diversity in Futures Oriented Classroomsby

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 139.00

    To what extent, and in what ways, is it possible to future proof children for a largely unknown and unknowable world?   This is the key question addressed by this book. Recognising both what has changed?the social and technological contexts of schooling?and what hasn?t changed?patterns of educational success and failure?the authors showcase practical... more...

  • Topical Themes in Argumentation Theoryby

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 159.00

    This volume collates 20 exploratory studies on key subjects of research in contemporary argumentation theory, originally presented as papers to the 7 th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA) in Amsterdam in June 2010. more...

  • Technology as a Support for Literacy Achievements for Children at Riskby

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 129.00

    Arguing that literacy is crucial for integration into modern society, this book focuses on the uses of technology in supporting and advancing literacy in at-risk groups such as those with learning disabilities, low socioeconomic status and minority ethnicity. more...

  • Pedagogies to Enhance Learning for Indigenous Studentsby

    Springer Singapore 2012; US$ 129.00

    This book offers a comprehensive account of literacy and numeracy of aboriginal education in Australia. While the chapters are Australian in their focus, the issues that are discussed are similar to those in other countries where there are indigenous people. more...

  • Handbook of Arabic Literacyby

    Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 179.00

    This book focuses on the interplay between the linguistic and orthographic structure of Arabic and the development of reading and writing/spelling. It addresses the socio-cultural, political, and educational milieu in which Arabic literacy is embedded. more...

  • Acts of Readingby

    Institute of Education Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    Looks at the history of reading and texts for children from an educational perspective. This book explores the act of reading itself, whether oral, silent or performative, whether for pleasure or instruction. It also considers the changing representations of childhood over three centuries and the influence of the visual on the acts of reading. more...

  • New Media and Learning in the 21st Centuryby

    Springer Singapore 2015; US$ 129.00

    This volume brings together conceptualizations and empirical studies that explore the socio-cultural dimension of new media and its implications on learning in the 21st century classroom. The authors articulate their vision of new-media-enhanced learning at a global level. The high-level concept is then re-examined for different degrees of contextualization... more...

  • Improving Reading Comprehension of Middle and High School Studentsby

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 129.00

    This volume focuses on our understanding of the reading comprehension of adolescents in a high stakes academic environment. Leading researchers share their most current research on each issue, covering theory and empirical research from a range of specializations, including various content areas, English language learners, students with disabilities,... more...

  • Developments in Soil Classification, Land Use Planning and Policy Implicationsby

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 229.00

    As the world's population continues to grow, it is vital to maintain and increase agricultural productivity, even in the midst of changing weather patterns. Focusing on arid regions, this book details soil classification inventories from a number of countries. more...