A Critical, Interactive, Transparent & Evolving literature review in Initial Teacher Education in Literacy
Our goal through this project is to create access to and a dialogue around the research literature that is focused on initial teacher preparation in literacy. We envision this site as providing a forum for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to engage with this growing body of research.
At the top of each page, you will see several links that take you into CITE-ITEL based on your interest. If you are a first-time visitor to CITE-ITEL you might want to explore the sub-topic links under the Welcome to CITE-ITEL Page.
The Articles link will take you to all of the articles that are currently included in the CITE-ITEL data-base. The articles are organized alphabetically by the first author’s last name. If you are looking for a specific article or author, you can use the search box to locate the article or the author. If you click on the article entry, you will be taken to the article analysis page. The
Journals link operates in a similar way. The journals are listed alphabetically and you can search the system. If you follow the link to a specific journal you will see the articles that have been published that are part of our data-base.
The Categories link will take you to into the structure we use within the system to reflect the focus for the articles. Each article is linked to these major topics with Categories that are nested within Topics. Following the link to any of these categories will give you a list of the articles that have been linked to that Topic. These links were made as part of the article analysis.
The Synthesis link will take you to the categories that have been synthesized. There are currently eight syntheses ready to view on the system.
The CITE-ITEL system is constantly evolving as new articles are added and new syntheses are constructed. The user has a critical role in the evolving nature of CITE-ITEL. User discussion can be accessed through the links on this page and throughout the system. If you have comments, questions, corrections, suggestions, critiques or just the desire to interact with researchers, teacher educators and policy makers, PLEASE use the interactive features of CITE-ITEL. Discussion on the content contained here is at the heart of making CITE-ITEL a dialogic synthesis. You must register to use the interactive features. It’s a very easy process that will take only a few minutes and you only have to register once.