The design and implementation of a first year literacy initiative for pre-service teachers: a preliminary review

Adam, Raoul J. (2010) The design and implementation of a first year literacy initiative for pre-service teachers: a preliminary review. In: Proceedings of Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, pp. 1-11. From: ATEA 2010 Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, 4-7 July 2010, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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This paper provides a description and preliminary review of the design and implementation of the First Year Literacy Initiative (FYLI) in the School of Education at James Cook University. The FYLI represents a coordinated attempt to improve the academic literacy of first year pre-service teachers. It is an evolving response to national calls for greater participation in higher education for students from rural, regional, low-socioeconomic, and Indigenous backgrounds (Bradley, 2008), and state calls for greater attention to the literacy training and testing of pre-service teachers (Masters, 2009). Preliminary results from a pilot study of the FYLI reinforce the value of a cyclic, coordinated, contextualised and connected, sustainable, and adaptable approach to literacy learning in a tertiary context.

Item ID: 15506
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: academic literacy, teacher education
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ISBN: 978-0-9752324-5-3
Date Deposited: 12 May 2011 06:16
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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