The Dinosaurs Died a Long Time Ago: A Story from English in the New Zealand Curriculum

  • Christina Thornley
  • Karon Read
  • Vivienne Eason

Abstract

It is now six years since English in the New Zealand Curriculum (Ministry of Education, 1994) was mandated as curriculum policy for New Zealand classrooms. While the debate that surrounded the introduction of achievement levels for language learning in this national curriculum statement appears to have abated, it is essential that teachers continue to discuss the implications of the levels for literacy programmes. This paper describes a research case study undertaken in two Year One classrooms where the children's work in exploring language is analysed against the achievement levels, raising concerns related to the possible underestimation of their abilities in literacy learning.

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Author Biographies

Christina Thornley
Karon Read
Vivienne Eason
Published
2000-07-01
How to Cite
THORNLEY, Christina; READ, Karon; EASON, Vivienne. The Dinosaurs Died a Long Time Ago: A Story from English in the New Zealand Curriculum. The New Zealand Annual Review of Education, [S.l.], n. 10, july 2000. ISSN 1178-3311. Available at: <https://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/nzaroe/article/view/1393>. Date accessed: 28 oct. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.26686/nzaroe.v0i10.1393.

Keywords

Languages, Language Education and Literacy