School literate repertoires : that was then, this is now

Comber, Barbara (2015) School literate repertoires : that was then, this is now. In Rowsell, J. & Sefton-Green, J. (Eds.) Revisiting Learning Lives : Longitudinal Perspectives on Researching Learning and Literacy. Routledge, London, pp. 16-31.

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This chapter documents the literacy learning lives of two young Australians now in their early twenties. Both were originally informants in studies of literacy development. The original studies were longitudinal, so in each case there was already a story of change, especially in the young people’s identities as school. The case studies presented here, Tessa and Cruz, tell different stories of learning literacy at school, teaching that makes a difference and raise questions about predictable normative developmental trajectories. Both young people have taken up, albeit selectively, valuable literacy and learner dispositions from school and their wider everyday worlds.

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ID Code: 71237
Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 978-0-415-73777-7
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Routledge
Deposited On: 08 May 2014 22:42
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2015 04:47

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