Literacy and Social Responsibility - Multiple Perspectives - Frances Christie

Literacy and Social Responsibility - Multiple Perspectives - Frances Christie

Beating educational inequality with an integrated reading pedagogy

Literacy and Social Responsibility - Multiple Perspectives - Frances Christie

David Rose [+-]
University of Sydney
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David Rose is a Research Fellow with the University of Sydney, currently coordinating a national research program in language and literacy for Indigenous Australians. This project, Learning to Read: Reading to Learn, works with schools across Australia, as well as Indigenous teacher training programs in University of Sydney and University of South Australia.

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In the 1980s a great social movement was sweeping remote Indigenous communities in Australia, in which families were leaving the government settlements and missions of the assimilation era, and taking their children home to their ancestral lands. As part of this ‘homelands movement’, I worked for many years for the Pitjantjatjara people of central Australia. To be able to work for such a great ideal was an honour and an inspiration, as well as a steep educational experience, learning how to interact in a very different culture, to speak a different language, and to raise a family in the harsh conditions of desert living and working. But I was fortunate to have some of the greatest teachers and role models anyone could hope for – the Pitjantjatjara elders who were the leaders of the homelands movement.

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Rose, David. Beating educational inequality with an integrated reading pedagogy. Literacy and Social Responsibility - Multiple Perspectives. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 101 - 115 Nov 2010. ISBN 9781845536435. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=19396. Date accessed: 27 Oct 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.19396. Nov 2010

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