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dc.contributor.authorUnsworth, Lenen
dc.contributor.authorChan, Een
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-13T11:55:00Z
dc.date.issued2008en
dc.identifier.citationCurriculum Perspectives, 28(3), p. 71-76en
dc.identifier.issn0159-7868en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/2148en
dc.description.abstractOver the last decade or two, images have become increasingly prominent in the vast majority of texts read by students. Because images are used increasingly in a complementary role to the verbal text, it is now inadequate to consider reading simply as processing information in print. The need to redefine literacy and literacy pedagogy in the light of the increasing influence of images has been widely advocated, with many arguing that the visual-verbal interface is now a crucial dimension of literacy learning and development. While there is ongoing work on the nature of meaning-making resources at the intersection of language and image, to date no re-conceptualised model of reading comprehension based on the integrative role of language and image has emerged. In Australia, mandatory group reading comprehension tests conducted by the states and territories for Year 3 and Year 5 children in government primary schools have been replaced by national tests in 2008. A number of the state tests did seek to assess children's meaning- making from the integrative use of images and language in reading materials. However, Unsworth, Thomas and Bush (2004) have shown that features of images and texts, and reading strategies other than those expected by test developers may be used by students in responding to test items. The problem is that there is no consistent, substantive theoretical framework that enables test constructors to address how the images and the print, both separately and in combination, contribute to overall text meaning. Hence, with no clear basis for specifying the types of image-language relations or generating questions that will test how students comprehend them, the assessment of children's integrative reading of images and language in multimodal texts remains somewhat haphazard. This paper outlines some preliminary findings from a study of the NSW BST designed to investigate the nature of image- language relations in the stimulus materials and children's comprehension of them.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherAustralian Curriculum Studies Association Incen
dc.relation.ispartofCurriculum Perspectivesen
dc.titleAssessing integrative reading of images and text in group reading comprehension testsen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.subject.keywordsEnglish and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)en
local.contributor.firstnameLenen
local.contributor.firstnameEen
local.subject.for2008130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)en
local.subject.seo2008930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculumen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Educationen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Educationen
local.profile.emaillunswort@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emailechan4@une.edu.auen
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local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordpes:6288en
local.publisher.placeDeakin, ACTen
local.format.startpage71en
local.format.endpage76en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume28en
local.identifier.issue3en
local.contributor.lastnameUnsworthen
local.contributor.lastnameChanen
dc.identifier.staffune-id:lunsworten
dc.identifier.staffune-id:echan4en
local.profile.orcid0000-0002-1096-0158en
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:2220en
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleAssessing integrative reading of images and text in group reading comprehension testsen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
local.relation.urlhttp://www.acsa.edu.au/pages/page378.aspen
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local.search.authorUnsworth, Lenen
local.search.authorChan, Een
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