Title Fair Dinkum Teaching and Learning: Reflections on Literacy and Power
Binding Soft Cover
Book Condition Very Good
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher U.S.A. Boynton/Cook Pub 1985
0867091398 / 9780867091397
Seller ID 050526
204 pages. A collection of fourteen articles written over the period 1974-1984 by the past President of the Australian Association for the Teaching of English. From a variety of perspectives, the author expounds with insight, forthrightness, and humor his major themes: the power of intention, the importance of practical theories, the value of personal investigations, the shaping power of contexts and structures, the struggle between habit and creation, and importance of action and reflection. This book is addressed particularly to teachers-practicing or prospective-who, like Garth Boomer, are addicted to learning more about the art and science of English teaching, who want to see themselves as reflective students of their own understandings and behaviors, as "action researchers" in their own classrooms. Contents: Introduction. l. Piggy Nick - Thatís a Good Word. ll. Where Has the Eye Gone in Schools? lll. Tell Me a Story: An Experiment in Language Development. lV. Becoming the Reader over One's Own Shoulder. V. Writing Fair Dinkum in the Primary School. Vl. Some Thoughts on Programming for the Language Arts. Vll. Oracy in Australian Schools (or Doing What Comes Naturally). Vlll. A Parent's Guide to Literacy. IX. Literacy: Where Should Australia Be Heading? X. Addressing the Problem of Elsewhereness: A Case for Action Research in Schools. Xl. Towards a Model of the Composing Process in Writing. Xll. The Literacy Machine: Towards a Universal Program for Literacy. Xlll. Zen and the Art of Computing. XlV. The Wisdom of the Antipodes: What's Working for Literacy in Australia. Ex lib.