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Teaching English as an additional language in senior high school : critical discourses in critical times

Alford, Jennifer H. (2009) Teaching English as an additional language in senior high school : critical discourses in critical times. In 2nd Discourse and Cultural Practices Conference, July 2009, University of Technology, Sydney. (Unpublished)

Abstract

This paper presents a Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) of four policy documents currently offering ‘sets of possibilities’ for the teaching of English as an additional or second language (hereafter EAL/ESL) in senior classrooms in Queensland, Australia. The aim is to identify the ways in which each document re-presents the notion of critical literacy. Leximancer software, and Fairclough’s textually-oriented discourse analysis method (2001, 2003) are used to interrogate the relevant sections of the documents for the ways in which they re-present (sic) and construct the discourses around critical language study. This paper presents the description, interpretation and explanation of the discourses in these documents which constitute part of a larger project in which teacher interviews and classroom teaching are also investigated for the ways in which ‘the critical’ is constructed and contested in knowledge and practice.

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ID Code: 33137
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: curriculum, critical discourse analysis, policy analysis, English as a Second Language
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Jennifer Alford
Deposited On: 15 Jul 2010 08:35
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2010 12:18

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