Australian Journal of Language and Literacy

Education publication.

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 2, June

A Discussion on Approaches to Phonological Awareness
Teachers are expected, these days, to find the following questions easy to answer. 1. How many separate sounds are there in the word though? 2. How many syllables are there in the word mysterious? 3. What word do you get if you take the /t/...
Baiyai -- Meeting Place of Two Parties: The Pedagogical Literacy Relationship
That teachers in Australian schools are still failing to raise literacy standards among the majority of Aboriginal students is evidenced in recent research (see National Review of Education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 1995) and...
Editors' Introduction
This issue has as its theme Literacy Practices for Diverse Needs. It is a perennial theme that overlaps the fields of special education, ESL education, and Aboriginal education. The common elements are `literacy' and the children whom we teach. The...
Literacy Crises and ESL Education
Introduction The last couple of years have been particularly significant ones for literacy education in Australia, with the release of three major reports on surveys of literacy abilities and the release of a major policy initiative, the Commonwealth...
Literacy in Its Broadest Definition: The Australian South Sea Islander Literacy Research Project
Introduction How one defines literacy has a significant effect on the way literacy experiences are designed to take place in school. This article explores definitions of literacy held by the key stakeholders in the literacy education of one group...
Tracking Literacy Development in an Aboriginal Community: Summary of a Research Project
Introduction While literacy research in minority communities is common in other countries, research concerning urban/rural town Aboriginal people in Australia is sparse. Studies in the early 1980s by Harris (1984), Gray (1985) and later by Walton...