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ERIC Number: EJ910411
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
The Impact on Final Year Pre-Service Secondary Teachers of a Unit in Teaching Literacy and Numeracy across the Curriculum
White, Paul; Cranitch, Maya
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v35 n7 p54-63 Nov 2010
Addressing literacy and numeracy as social practices in different teaching content areas create challenges for teachers and teacher education. Literacy and numeracy skills and understandings are generally addressed incidentally in teacher education courses and often overlooked by teachers in secondary schools. This paper reports on a study which examined the impact of a unit called "Curriculum Literacies" in the final year of a Secondary Bachelor of Teaching/ Bachelor of Arts course. The unit developed students' personal skills and understanding of literacy and numeracy and their application to teaching in particular discipline areas. Findings show the unit had positive effects on most students' personal knowledge and pedagogy. However, these effects varied depending on content area and literacy was generally found to be more relevant and more easily integrated than numeracy. The results of this study confirm the value of such units in teaching degrees. (Contains 3 tables.)
Edith Cowan University. Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, West Australia 6050, Australia. Web site: http://ajte.education.ecu.edu.au
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A