Title

Literacy skills of Bachelor of Education (Primary) students

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Monash University

Faculty

Education and Arts

School

Education

RAS ID

5731

Comments

This article was originally published as: Thwaite, A. (2008). Literacy skills of bachelor of education (primary) students. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 31(2), 20-1. Original available here

Abstract

This article describes a project which identified the skills and abilities in written literacy of preservice teachers, as well as their needs in this area. An intervention to address their needs is evaluated and its outcomes assessed, using a combination of quantitative and qualitative analyses. Results show that it is possible to improve these students’ literacy skills and awareness even with such a short intervention as is described here. However, the intervention was most successful in dealing with lower-level linguistic variables such as punctuation and spelling, in contrast to higher-level text and paragraph structures.

DOI

10.2104/aral0820

Access Rights

Not open access

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.2104/aral0820