ERIC Number: ED461096
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
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Literacy Down Under: Voices from New Zealand and Australia.
Jonson, Kathleen F.; Reinken, Barbara J.
This paper describes a recent study of the literacy practices in New Zealand and Australia. Through the voices of students, teachers, administrators, parents, state agency persons, and university faculty, the literacy programs "down under" are heard and seen. The paper also discusses programs for special needs children and briefly presents reforms currently underway. The typical classroom culture in New Zealand (where all children are mainstreamed) stresses continual development of a child's abilities, rather than accommodating fixed abilities. In Australia, the Labor Party currently in power has made education a top priority and funding is exceptional--educators, however, express concern that in the next election this funding will cease. (NKA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; New Zealand