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ERIC Number: EJ858347
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0950-0782
Literacy Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Secondary Teacher Education: Reflecting on Oral Language and Learning across the Disciplines
Love, Kristina
Language and Education, v23 n6 p541-560 Nov 2009
In this paper I argue that an understanding of the role of language and literacy in learning disciplinary content should be a key component of the pedagogical content knowledge covered in the preparation of high school teachers. I identify three components of this "literacy pedagogical content knowledge" (LPCK): knowledge about how spoken and written language can be best structured for effective learning; recognition that subject areas have their own characteristic language forms and hence entail distinctive literacy practices; and capacity to design learning and teaching strategies that account for subject-specific literacies and language practices. I outline how this concept of LPCK has been incorporated into a teacher education program, focusing on prospective teachers' reflections of how spoken language in their high school classrooms contributes to the more literate forms of reasoning valued in various subjects. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia