What Counts as Literacy Practices for Year 10 English Lessons: One Teacher's Interview Account of Her Teaching Practice

Nicolson, Helen A. & Danby, Susan J. (2004) What Counts as Literacy Practices for Year 10 English Lessons: One Teacher's Interview Account of Her Teaching Practice. In McWilliam, Erica, Danby, Susan, & Knight, John (Eds.) Performing educational research : theories, methods and practices. Post Pressed, Flaxton, Qld, pp. 205-224.


Interview data are often analysed to produce reports of the interviewee's knowledge, views and beliefs. Another analytic perspective is to consider how interview accounts are assembled interactively between the participants through the interview talk. That is, the interviewer's questions shape the accounts of the literacy teaching practice, because the interviewee orients her responses to the topic that the interviewer presents. This paper considers the interview construction of a teacher's description of her literary teaching practice for the Year 10 English class. These accounts produced by the teacher represent the local, practical rationale for the particular versions of literacy teaching practice for the Year 10 English lessons. The analytic task then, is to document the teacher's logic in her explanations and descriptions and not to pre-empt her meaning. Documenting the ways in which a mainstream English teacher describes her literacy teaching practice and the influences on it, is critical to understanding literacy teaching practices and how these practices might be changed.

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ID Code: 9719
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: interview, literacy teaching, secondary school, english teacher, english curriculum
ISBN: 1876682 612
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Post Pressed
Deposited On: 25 Sep 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:06

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