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Assembling dynamic repertoires of literate practices : teaching that makes a difference

Comber, Barbara (2007) Assembling dynamic repertoires of literate practices : teaching that makes a difference. In Marsh, J. & Bearne, E. (Eds.) Literacy and Social Inclusion : Closing the Gap. Trentham Books, London, pp. 115-131.

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    Abstract

    This chapter considers how teachers can make a difference to the kinds of literacy young people take up. Increasingly, researchers and policy-makers see literacy as an ensemble of socio-cultural situated practices rather than as a unitary skill. Accordingly, the differences in what young people come to do with literacy, in and out of school, confront us more directly. If literacy development involves assembling dynamic repertoires of practices, it is crucial to consider what different groups of children growing up and going to school in different places have access to and make investments in over time; the kinds of literate communities from which some are excluded or included; and how educators make a difference to the kinds of literate trajectories and identities young people put together.

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    ID Code: 41395
    Item Type: Book Chapter
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    Keywords: Literacy, Teaching, Literate practices
    ISBN: 9781858563893
    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 2007 Trentham Books
    Deposited On: 21 Apr 2011 13:28
    Last Modified: 23 Apr 2011 19:22

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