Australian Journal of Language and Literacy

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Articles from Vol. 38, No. 3, October

Discretionary Space: English Teachers Discuss Curriculum Agency
Introduction This paper aims to engage with and comprehend what Alan Luke has called 'the complex local ecologies of [a] school where high-stakes policy produces idiosyncratic local blends of intended and collateral effects' (Luke, 2010, p. 186)....
Editorial
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...
Examining the Interpretations Children Share from Their Reading of an Almost Wordless Picture Book during Independent Reading Time
Introduction Reading is complex and multifaceted both within and outside school and as 'literacy' has broadened from being print centric to multimodal, the teaching of reading has focused on meaning making through multiple modes. This increased...
Language Knowledge and Its Application: A Snapshot of Australian Teachers' Views
Introduction The Language strand of the Australian Curriculum: English (ACARA, 2012) provides stretch for English teachers in a number of directions in terms of their subject knowledge. The first stretch is in their understanding of 'the structures...
Praxis and the Theory of Practice Architectures: Resources for Re-Envisioning English Education
Introduction Educational practice, including English education, is constantly being revised in many countries and contexts across the world. In Australia, the new Australian curriculum (ACARA, 2008) and National Standards for Professional Practice...
Relating Students' Spoken Language and Reading Comprehension
Background to research study This research was part of a doctoral research study (Daly, 2011) associated with an Australian Research Council (ARC) linkage project between the University of New England and the then NSW Department of Education and...
The Discourse of Drama Supporting Literacy Learning in an Early Years Classroom
Introduction In 2007, a transition class was introduced across Queensland schools, removing the optional preschool year and bringing the age of school entry to 5 by the end of June. In that first year, the children attending were a half-cohort,...
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