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ERIC Number: EJ1111677
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0155-2147
The Teaching of English in Tasmania: Building Links between Senior Secondary and Tertiary Teachers
Fletcher, Lisa; Clarke, Robert; Crane, Ralph; Gaby, Rosemary; Milthorpe, Naomi; Stark, Hannah
English in Australia, v51 n1 p25-33 2016
This article tells the story of two projects initiated by the University of Tasmania's English program, which were designed to investigate and improve the pathway from pre-tertiary to tertiary English studies in the state: the First Year English Survey (2012-2014) and the Teaching of English in Tasmania Community of Practice (TETCoP). The authors draw on the findings from the survey to show that students in Tasmania who enrol in tertiary English believe that they are progressing their studies in a discipline with which they are already familiar; it seems reasonable to assume that is also the case nationally. The article, then, presents TETCoP as an example of one approach to developing and maintaining productive links between English educators in the senior secondary and tertiary sectors--as a means to encourage others to build on or learn from the work we have done in Tasmania.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
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