Putting literacy in the middle: key learnings from the middle years literacy research project

Culican, Sarah and Emmitt, Marie 2002, Putting literacy in the middle: key learnings from the middle years literacy research project, Literacy learning: the middle years, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 9-18.

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Title Putting literacy in the middle: key learnings from the middle years literacy research project
Author(s) Culican, Sarah
Emmitt, Marie
Journal name Literacy learning: the middle years
Volume number 10
Issue number 2
Start page 9
End page 18
Publisher Australian Literacy Educators` Association
Place of publication Australia
Publication date 2002
ISSN 1320-5692
Keyword(s) literacy
literacy education
learning strategies
adolescents
secondary school curriculum
upper primary years
lower secondary years
year 6
year 5
case studies
primary secondary education
Summary This article discusses the Middle Years Literacy Research Project and its design. The authors report on key findings and recommendations from the research. In particular the authors look at what is distinctive about teaching adolescent learners in middle years and what does the research show that is distinctive about teaching, the ways that literacy is understood and talked about, its various positioning in the middle years and, connections between effective literacy and effective learning. The article describes a Four Resources model as a framework for literacy teaching and learning for middle year education; literacy leadership, coordination, professional development and collaborative partnerships; and, what school strategies have the most potential to bring about long-term change and improvement in students' literacy and learning outcomes.
Language eng
Field of Research 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C3 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30012664

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Social and Cultural Studies in Education
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