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Title: From little things big things grow: enhancing literacy learning for secondary students in rural and regional Australia
Contributor(s): Clary, Deidre  (author); Feez, Susan  (author)orcid ; Garvey, Amanda (author); Partridge, Rebecca (author)
Publication Date: 2015
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Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
390305 Professional education and training
390104 English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930201 Pedagogy
930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160302 Pedagogy
160304 Teaching and instruction technologies
160303 Teacher and instructor development
Abstract: Overall, the educational achievement of rural and regional students is lower than that of students elsewhere. To address uneven student achievement, a regional NSW high school, in collaboration with the local university, adopted a whole school approach to literacy teaching and learning. The literacy pedagogy adopted by the school has been applied to meet the specific literacy demands of each learning area. How teachers implementing the pedagogy have been supported by a school-university partnership is documented in this paper. A key outcome of the professional learning is that teachers in years 7 and 8 are expected to develop a language shared with colleagues and students for talking about the literacy demands of the learning areas so literacy knowledge and skills gained in one learning area can be applied in other learning areas.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 25(1), p. 26-37
Publisher: SPERA: Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1839-7387
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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