The work of women teachers in primary literacy education : knowing and doing
Comber, Barbara (2007) The work of women teachers in primary literacy education : knowing and doing. English in Education, 41(2), pp. 7-26.
This paper provides a retrospective account of three decades of my work as a literacy educator and researcher. Taking key insights from feminist sociologist, Dorothy Smith, including women’s standpoint, the everyday world as problematic, institutional capture, a sociology for the people, I revisit my research on literacy, poverty and schooling. I argue that understanding better the effects of what we do in educational institutions, through collaborative research with teachers, can lead us to generate positive alternative equity-driven practices.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||literacy, teachers' work, feminist standpoint, collaborative research, social justice, Dorothy Smith|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)|
|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 Nate and The Authors|
|Deposited On:||03 May 2011 23:06|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:07|
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