Diversity matters: some reflections

Henderson, Robyn ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7906-766X (2021) Diversity matters: some reflections. Literacy Learning: The Middle Years, 29 (1). pp. 28-36. ISSN 1320-5692

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Abstract

When I was asked by the editors of Literacy Learning: the Middle Years to write about diversity, I felt that I had been asked to write about a topic that was core to my thinking about literacies research and the teaching of literacies. Like many people who have worked in education for a long time, I have seen ideas and innovations come and go, policies and mandates change, and curriculums reviewed and replaced, but diversity is a key and always present aspect of education and it is important to literacies education.

To discuss diversity, I am going to take a personal approach and draw on ideas and research experiences that have allowed me to learn about diversity. I know this probably sounds like an indulgent approach, but perhaps in retirement this might be excused. I use three reflections to guide my discussion. The first is about a book that had a significant effect on my thinking. The second reflection considers the literacy learning of itinerant farm workers’ children, based on research I did in the early 2000s. My third reflection shifts to a consideration of the place of diversity in teachers’ pedagogical approaches. If you will excuse my play on words, these diversity matters have shaped my belief that diversity matters.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions preventing deposit of Accepted Version.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2021 01:59
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2021 07:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: diversity, literacy, pedagogy, reflection, student diversity
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390104 English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160302 Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/40102

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