I Know What Literacy Means: Student Teacher Accounts

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Title I Know What Literacy Means: Student Teacher Accounts
Author Penn-Edwards, Sorrel
Journal Name Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Edith Cowan University
Abstract This paper explores beginning pre-service teaching students’ common perceptions of the meaning of the term literacy. The methodology used is described in terms of phenomenographic analyses and the outcome, an array presentation of concepts in diagrammatic form. It establishes that students’ conceptions of literacy are embedded predominantly in the reading and writing of written texts which is at variance with contemporary teaching practices of critical literacy. This paper proposes that this process and presentation is useful to pre-service teaching institutes in engaging in the debate highlighted in recent public reports, of the need to demonstrate competency in literacy as a condition of Queensland teacher registration.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/vol36/iss6/2
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the author 2011. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this journal please refer to the journal’s website or contact the author.
Volume 36
Issue Number 6
Page from 15
Page to 32
ISSN 0313-5373
Date Accessioned 2012-01-16; 2012-03-07T04:58:19Z
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/43341
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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