Systemic literacy initiatives: Stories of regulation, conflict and compliance

Ryan, Mary E (2005) Systemic literacy initiatives: Stories of regulation, conflict and compliance. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 28(2), pp. 114-126.

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This paper problematises the Discourses surrounding systemic whole-school initiatives, and provides some insight into how one rural primary school is dealing with such change, through the development of positioned, fictional narratives from the key players. Systemic initiatives such as these, seek to go beyond structural or superficial change, rather the focus is on changing the ‘literacy culture’ of the school. Results from this project however, suggest that teachers in this context do not necessarily ‘buy into’ such change, so the problem of ‘imposed innovation’ without real pedagogical change has developed.

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ID Code: 2455
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Whole school literacy, teacher professional development, curriculum change, stories
ISSN: 1038-1562
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 ALEA
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 08 Nov 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 23:48

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