Pedagogy and participation : literacy education for low-literate refugee students of African origin in a western school system
Dooley, Karen T. & Thangaperumal, Pavithiran (2011) Pedagogy and participation : literacy education for low-literate refugee students of African origin in a western school system. Language and Education. (In Press)
For ESL teachers working with low-literate adolescents the challenge is to provide instruction in basic literacy capabilities while also realising the benefits of interactive and dialogic pedagogies advocated for the students. In this article we look at literacy pedagogy for refugees of African origin in Australian classrooms. We report on an interview study conducted in an intensive English language school for new arrival adolescents and in three regular secondary schools. Brian Street’s ideological model is used. From this perspective, literacy entails not only technical skills, but also social and cultural ways of making meaning that are embedded within relations of power. The findings showed that teachers were strengthening control of instruction to enable mastery of technical capabilities in basic literacy and genre analysis. We suggest that this approach should be supplemented by a critical approach transforming relations of linguistic power that exclude, marginalise and humiliate the study students in the classroom.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||adolescents,, classroom discourse, ESL, literacy, pedagogy|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE ESL and TESOL) (130204)|
|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 2011 Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)|
|Copyright Statement:||This is an electronic version of an article published in [Language and Education]. [Language and Education] is available online at informaworld|
|Deposited On:||16 Mar 2011 07:29|
|Last Modified:||01 Oct 2012 00:10|
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