Explainer: how is literacy taught in schools?

Riddle, Stewart and Honan, Eileen (2016) Explainer: how is literacy taught in schools? The Conversation, 16 March 2016. pp. 1-3.

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Abstract

When education commentators turn their attention to the teaching of reading in Australian schools, they often use metaphors of war. They talk about the reading wars as if our classrooms are sites of intense battle. This can lead to parents becoming not only confused, but deeply worried about the teaching of reading, and whether their children are being used as cannon fodder in a fight between two opposing sides. The reality of teaching and classrooms across Australia is far from this image of battle zones, bullets and wars. Government and professional associations are making concerted efforts, at the national and state levels, to ensure our school students receive the best possible reading instruction.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version made available in accordance with Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2016 00:11
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2016 01:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: literacy; curriculum; teaching; education
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28981

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