Magazine article Practical Literacy

Editorial Comment

Magazine article Practical Literacy

Editorial Comment

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Dear Readers:

Welcome to the first edition of Practically Primary for 2013. We look forward to a productive and professionally satisfying year. We have another addition to the editorial team in the person of Brad Beales, who teaches at Clifton Springs Primary School in Victoria, as Reviews Editor. We welcome him most sincerely. We have been receiving so many books to review, and have had such an enthusiastic response from readers prepared to review them for us, that it has become quite a job in itself. Those reviews that will not fit between the pages of the journal may be found on the Web on the ALEA site: http:// www.alea.edu.au/resources/practically-primary. If you would like to be one of our reviewers, we would be happy to hear from you.

In this issue, with its focus on teaching for sustainability, we take up features suggested by the sustainability cross-curriculum focus of the Australian Curriculum (Australian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (ACARA), 2012) and some of the exciting possibilities that this opens up for us in the classroom. Our first article is by Linda Zibell, who explores some of the language of sustainability as a curriculum focus. Other authors take up issues of sustainability as these may be explored in the classroom, and in books that we might use.

We are particularly pleased to have contributions by Graeme Base, who comments on his work in relation to sustainability, and Jackie French, who talks about living the life that she represents as underlying all of the books she writes on this. …

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