Teaching Writing in Primary School: A Critical Investigation

By Marianthi Oikonomakou and Emmanouil Sofos.

Published by The International Journal of Literacies

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The scientific research into the last grade of primary school textbooks suggests a more efficient analysis of given text genres in the classroom, as well as an examination of the methodological weaknesses which are observed and are related to the teaching of writing skills. Apart from the qualitative elaboration of certain types of texts, what is sought −in the principles framework of a multiliteracies pedagogy− is the delimitation of the communication framework in the writing activities proposed and the clarity in the presentation of specific didactic stages.

Keywords: Text Centered Approach, Text Genres, Primary Education, Multiliteracies Practices

The International Journal of Literacies, Volume 20, Issue 2, March 2014, pp.79-88. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: March 27, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 392.988KB)).

Dr. Marianthi Oikonomakou

Reseach Associate, Department of Primary Education, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece

Research associate at the Department of Primary Education in the University of the Aegean. Bachelor’s Degree in linguistics, School of Philology, Department of Linguistics, University of Athens. Postgraduate studies (D.E.A.) in general and applied linguistics, University Rene Descartes-Paris V, France. PhD in general linguistics, School of Philology, Department of Linguistics, University of Athens. Her research interests include general and applied linguistics, language teaching and lifelong learning.

Dr. Emmanouil Sofos

School Advisor and Research Associate, Pre-school Education and educational design Department, university of the Aegean, Greece, Pre-school Education and educational design Department, Rhodes, Greece

I am a research associate at the Pre-school Education and educational design Department, University of the Aegean.I studied Education and English Literature in Greece and I did my post graduate studies at the University of Dublin-Trinity College,in Ireland in Applied Linguistics. In 2008 I completed my doctorate degree in the field of Adult Education. From 2008 till now I have been teaching Adult EDucation and Comparative Education at the same university. My research interests are in the field of Adult Education, Comparative Education, Teachinhg methodology, Professional development and qualitative research.