Connecting communities - Contextualising literacies

Exley, Beryl E. & Wright, Sandra (2004) Connecting communities - Contextualising literacies. Practically Primary, 9(1), pp. 4-8.

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Over time, the Meanjin local council of ALEA, has been running a series of Key Teacher inservice days for teachers in the Brisbane and Ipswich area, and more recently further north in Yandina for Sunshine Coast teachers. Teachers who are ALEA members or whose schools are institutional members are able to attend up to three of these inservice days each year for a nominal cost. In the first part of this article Beryl Exley reviews the sessions presented on Friday 17 October, 2003 at Ipswich, a region mentored by ALEA Queensland State President, Nikki King. The sessions all dealt with the theme of connecting communities and contextualising literacies. In the second part Sandra Wright, a key teacher at Hatton Vale State School, details the experiences of her school’s attempt to connect with its community and to contextualise children’s multiple literacies.

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ID Code: 1817
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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Keywords: community literacies, visual literacies, Victoria Menzies, Hatton Vale State School, Meanjin Local Council, teachers' identities, students' identities, Max Darby
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 ALEA
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 13 Jul 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2010 12:38

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