Degree Name

Master of Education


Centre for Studies in Literacy


This project set out to study the influence of teacher beliefs and assumptions on Literacy Programs. Two teachers were selected for a naturalistic study which focused on the influence of each teachers theoretical orientation on : the goals set for the classroom literacy program, the behaviours teachers perceive as reflecting "good" writing, the procedures, materials and information teachers use for evaluation, the materials and resources teachers select for use in the instructional program, the conditions for learning established in the classroom. This project involved both teachers and three students from their classes over a twelve week period.



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