Academic journal article Australian Journal of Language and Literacy

Editorial

Academic journal article Australian Journal of Language and Literacy

Editorial

Article excerpt

Welcome to the October edition of AJLL. The issue comprises a variety of articles that report on national and international literacy research. In the first article, The discourse of drama supporting literacy learning in an early years classroom, Annette Harden reports on a study which examined how drama facilitates literacy development in the early years. The second article Praxis and the theory of practice architectures: Resources for re-envisioning English Education by Christine Edwards-Groves and Peter Grootenboer examines practices in English education through the lens of praxis and the theory of practice architectures. The authors show how a view of praxis and practice allows English educators to re-imagine the nature of their pedagogical work. In the third article, Discretionary Space: English Teachers Discuss Curriculum Agency, Mary Weaven and Tom Clark report on a study which explored teachers' reluctance to engage with poetry teaching in the senior secondary years of school. Amongst other things the data revealed a series of complex and apparently contradictory attitudes towards teacher agency and curriculum more generally. …

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