Catering for cultural and linguistic diversity: Using teacher created information texts

Carss, Wendy, Tamata, Apolonia, & Exley, Beryl (2015) Catering for cultural and linguistic diversity: Using teacher created information texts. Literacy Learning: the Middle Years, 23(2), pp. 29-39.

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Abstract

Teachers in the Pacific region have often signalled the need for more locally produced information texts in both the vernacular and English, to engage their readers with local content and to support literacy development across the curriculum. The Information Text Awareness Project (ITAP), initially informed by the work of Nea Stewart-Dore, has provided a means to address this need through supporting local teachers to write their own information texts. The article reports on the impact of an ITAP workshop carried out in Nadi, Fiji in 2012. Nine teacher volunteers from the project trialled the use of the texts in their classrooms with positive results in relation to student learning and belief in themselves as writers.

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ID Code: 84298
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: teachers as writers, Pacific, information texts, process writing, ITAP, IDOC, Fiji, vernacular, culture
ISSN: 1320-5692
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Pacific Peoples Education (130311)
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 > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
Funding:
  • ILA/Developing Nations Grant
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Australian Literacy Educators' Association
Deposited On: 19 May 2015 22:39
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2015 21:58

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