The Dinosaurs Died a Long Time Ago: A Story from English in the New Zealand Curriculum
AbstractIt 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.
Download data is not yet available.
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.
Languages, Language Education and Literacy
NZAROE gives authors full permission to deposit their articles in publicly accessible institutional repositories, providing that:
- Articles are placed in repositories after publication.
- Metadata about articles include the DOI and journal issue information.