Collaborative inquiries into literacy, place and identity in changing policy contexts : implications for teacher development
Comber, Barbara & Nixon, Helen (2012) Collaborative inquiries into literacy, place and identity in changing policy contexts : implications for teacher development. In Day, Christopher (Ed.) The Routledge International Handbook on Teacher and School Development. Psychology Press, Taylor and Francis Group, London.
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In this chapter we describe a history of collaboration between university-based literacy researchers and school-based teachers in teacher development programs and practitioner inquiries designed to improve literacy outcomes for students living in low-socioeconomic circumstances. We consider how an inquiry stance has informed teachers working for social justice through curriculum and pedagogy designed to connect children’s developing literacy repertoires with their changing material, social and linguistic contexts. We use examples from the practices of two of our long-term teacher-collaborators to show what has been possible to achieve, even in radically different policy contexts, because of teachers’ continued commitment to themes of place and belonging, and language and identity.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||Literacy, Teacher professional development, Primary literacy curriculum, Literacy and place, Teacher research|
|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)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
|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 2012 Psychology Press, Taylor and Francis Group|
|Deposited On:||06 Sep 2011 02:11|
|Last Modified:||16 Oct 2016 07:59|
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