5. R2L: Scaffolding a Long-term Professional Development Project in an Underprivileged Swedish Context

Reading to Learn, Reading the World - How Genre-based Literacy Pedagogy is Democratizing Education - David Rose

Pernilla Andersson Varga [+-]
Centre for School Development, the City of Gothenburg
Pernilla Andersson Varga is a teacher of Swedish, Swedish as a second language and English, and holds PhD in Swedish didactics. She is Senior Lecturer at Centre for School Development, the city of Gothenburg, where she leads professional development (PD) aimed at strengthening the teaching of literacy. She is also Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Department of pedagogical, curricular and professional studies, University of Gothenburg. Her current research concerns issues of equity, genre pedagogy and teachers’ metalanguage.
Susanne Staf [+-]
Centre for School Development, the City of Gothenburg
Susanne Staf is a teacher of Swedish, Swedish as a second language, English and Religion and holds a PhD in Swedish didactics. She works as a Senior Lecturer at Centre for School Development, the city of Gothenburg, where she leads PD aimed at strengthening the teaching of literacy. She is also Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Department of pedagogical, curricular and professional studies, University of Gothenburg. Her current research includes issues of subject specific literacy in the social science subjects and the implementation of genre pedagogy.
Annette Mitiche [+-]
Centre of school Development, the City of Gothenburg
Annette Mitiche is a teacher of science and mathematics. She works as a Development manager at Centre of school Development, the city of Gothenburg, where she leads PD aimed at strengthening the teaching of literacy.
Jaana Sandberg [+-]
Centre for School Development, the City of Gothenburg
Jaana Sandberg, formerly a Culture Affairs Director in Tynnered, Gothenburg, has a background in Educational Theatre and Preschool teaching. She is currently a Development Manager at the Centre for School Development, Gothenburg, where she leads PD aimed at strengthening the city schools’ teaching for newly arrived pupils and coordination of the R2L Program in Gothenburg.

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Reading to Learn, Reading the World celebrates stories from around the world, of teachers and learners applying the teaching methodology Reading to Learn, or R2L. R2L is a genre-based literacy pedagogy, that embeds literacy learning in curriculum teaching, and aims to support every student to achieve success, at all stages of education. The volume provides practical, inspiring illustrations of applications of the methodology, that will be useful for teachers, teacher educators, and education researchers. The methodology itself is described in the Equinox book, Learning to Write, Reading to Learn: Genre, Knowledge and Pedagogy in the Sydney School , by David Rose and J.R. Martin (2012). The sixteen stories in this volume are astonishingly diverse. They range from the Cantinflas project in Florida, USA, supporting Spanish speaking mothers to read English stories with their children to prepare them for school, to large scale teacher education, such as the TeL4ELE project of the European Union to train teacher educators in Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark and the UK. Smaller programs include a South African project to support teenage mothers to succeed with secondary school, a multilingual project in Indonesia to teach scientific literacy in primary schools, work with deaf students in Sweden to teach school literacy, teaching Chinese literacy to ethnic minority students in Hong Kong, mathematics teaching in Chile, and engaging students with disabilities in primary schooling in Brisbane, Australia. In Lisbon, resources are being developed for using the pedagogy in Portuguese. In Spain and Colombia it is being applied to support university students in Spanish. Larger scale teacher training projects are described from Gothenburg, Sweden, from KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, and from Melbourne, Australia, that illustrate how the knowledge about language and pedagogy in R2L can be provided to diverse groups of teachers.

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Andersson Varga, Pernilla; Staf, Susanne; Mitiche, Annette; Sandberg, Jaana. 5. R2L: Scaffolding a Long-term Professional Development Project in an Underprivileged Swedish Context. Reading to Learn, Reading the World - How Genre-based Literacy Pedagogy is Democratizing Education. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Nov 2022. ISBN 9780000000000. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=41266. Date accessed: 19 Apr 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.41266. Nov 2022

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