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 June edition of AJLL. The issue comprises a variety of articles that report on national and international literacy research In the first article, Orientations to Critical Literacy for English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) learners: a case study of four teachers of senior English, Jennifer Alford and Anita Jetnikoff use critical discourse analysis to analyse data collected from four senior secondary teachers of English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) learners in two high schools to understand how these teachers constructed critical literacy pedagogy in their talk and practice. In the second article, Objectivity and critique: the creation of historical perspectives in senior secondary writing, the focus remains on the senior secondary years with Erika Matruglio reporting on a study which compared the literacy demands of Modern and Ancient History. The third article, Nominalisation in high scoring primary and secondary school persuasive text, Damon Thomas and Vinh To, report on a study which analysed high scoring persuasive texts from Tasmania primary and secondary students sourced from the 2011 NAPLAN writing test. …

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