How well prepared are Australian teachers to meet the challenge of raising standards of English literacy?

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Title How well prepared are Australian teachers to meet the challenge of raising standards of English literacy?
Author Sim, Cheryl Rae; Wyatt-Smith, Claire Maree; Dempster, Neil Colin
Journal Name Unicorn Online Refereed Articles (ORA)
Editor Carmen Coutts-Smith
Year Published 2002
Place of publication ACT
Publisher The Australian College of Educators
Abstract This paper draws on the most recent national, census style study of Teachers in Australian Schools (Dempster, Sim, Beere and Logan, 2000), to examine the preservice and inservice training that teachers have experienced in three important aspects of literacy education. First, the study is contextualised in relation to contemporary education policy and initiatives, then the data analysed, bringing to light marked variability in the provision of professional development in literacy. The analyses provide an opening for considering the scope of such development and the implications of any discontinuities that exist between current literacy education policy and practice. Throughout the discussion, we ask readers to consider the extent to which the findings about professional development in literacy education resonate with their individual experiences at system and local levels.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.austcolled.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2196&Itemid=547
Alternative URI http://www.austcolled.com.au/articlepurchase/how-well-prepared-are-australian-teachers-meet-challenge-raising-standards-english-l
Copyright Statement Copyright 2002 Australian College of Educators. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume ORA No.22
Page from 1
Page to 14
ISSN 1447-5111
Date Accessioned 2003-04-04
Date Available 2009-08-17T22:18:53Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Faculty of Education
Subject PRE2009-Teacher Education: Primary
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/6618
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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