Academic journal article Literacy Learning: The Middle Years

From the Editors of Literacy Learning: The Middle Years

Academic journal article Literacy Learning: The Middle Years

From the Editors of Literacy Learning: The Middle Years

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This issue of Literacy Learning: the Middle Years is the first for 2009 and heralds a new colour for the cover and further reading about literacy learning in the middle years of schooling. This journal offers its readers, including teachers, pre-service teachers and academics, a wide range of articles about the learning and teaching of literacy in the middle years. However, the success of the journal is reliant on the participation of those who have an interest in literacies.

As everyone is no doubt aware, literacy is a contested field and we are bombarded on an almost daily basis by narrow views about what constitutes literacy learning and about what schools and teachers should be doing to ensure that all students reach the highest possible standards. However, as a group, literacy teachers are often quiet while debates about literacy are raging in the media. Everyone it seems has an opinion about literacy, but those who teach literacies often remain silent. As the editors of a journal with an audience of literacy educators, we encourage you to take an active role in the debates and to contribute to the documenting of 'good' practice. …

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