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ERIC Number: ED444164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-12
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Introducing Literacy across the Curriculum in a Secondary School: A University/School Collaborative Project.
Beck, Margie; Humphries, Simon
The Australian Catholic University has developed a collaborative project for one of its personnel to move into a school to take responsibility for some of the school's professional development programs and to conduct action based research related to the project. One key aim of the project is to develop literacy skills across the curriculum for the staff as well as for the university person to act as "an educator in residence" for particular areas of professional development. This paper looks at the development of the new collaborative project between the university and the school and the developing role of the university and school personnel. It explores the issues of developing new research agendas and relationships in a professional setting outside the University. The paper explores the way in which the project has been shaped by the work of the university person interacting with the school community at three different levels. The first level is working at the whole school level through meetings and a staff development day with staff and parents. The second level of involvement is working in small groups of teachers to develop their skills in teaching literacy skills in their particular subject area. The third level is being achieved by working with teachers on a one-on-one basis in the classroom demonstrating the teaching of text types as well as working in designated release time. The outcomes from each of the levels of involvement are described in the paper. Another aim of the project is to ensure that action research would be generated as a result of the project. (Contains 12 references. Attached is the first year report on the partnership program.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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