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.

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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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ID Code: 41430
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: literacy, teachers' work, feminist standpoint, collaborative research, social justice, Dorothy Smith
DOI: 10.1111/j.1754-8845.2007.tb00814.x
ISSN: 0425-0494
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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