Academic journal article Literacy Learning: The Middle Years

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Academic journal article Literacy Learning: The Middle Years

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The preparation of this issue of Literacy Learning: the Middle Years was occurring at the time that many of us were attending this year's ALEA/AATE Conference in Darwin. With its focus on aNTicipating new territories: Building strong minds, places and futures, the conference combined warm winter weather, sea views and the seafood restaurants of the wharves near the convention centre with interesting and varied presentations and workshops about literacy teaching and learning. As usual, the conference highlighted for me the willingness of so many educators to take the time--and often to give up part of their school holidays--to attend a conference, to reflect on their practice, to consider literacy research and to work at enhancing literacy learning opportunities for their students. We can look forward to future issues of this journal where some of the papers that were presented at the conference will be published.

This issue, however, is a guest edited issue. Annette Woods presents a series of papers by a group of researchers who worked in a five year, Australian Research Council funded project called URLearning. …

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