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ERIC Number: EJ799086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1359-866X
Scaffolding Literacies across the Bachelor of Education Program: An Argument for a Course-Wide Approach
Devereux, Linda; Wilson, Kate
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, v36 n2 p121-134 May 2008
Contemporary teacher educators often find themselves teaching large numbers of students from increasingly diverse backgrounds an expanded curriculum in a university environment characterised by cost-cutting and a climate of "user pays". Ensuring that students graduate with sufficiently well-developed literacy skills to equip them to prepare future generations for the complex literacy requirements of contemporary society can be challenging. Informed by data from a longitudinal, qualitative study of 10 students' literacy development across the four years of a Bachelor of Education course, we propose a range of strategies that can be used to develop effective literacy practices. Through careful mapping of the assessment requirements over a four year degree, and by setting tasks which require students to engage with complex reading material and which offer a high degree of challenge coupled with adequate support, staff can assist students to develop the range of literacy practices required for success at university and in their future teaching careers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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