Language and Literacy Education
Members of the Language and Literacy Education discipline group are engaged in dialogue and inquiry into a range of aspects of language and literacy education. They are all committed to exploring the multiple ways in which language and literacy mediate social relationships, the construction of knowledge and culture, and the formation of identity. They hold to the ideal that all people are entitled to experience an education that gives them access to language and literacy in its rich complexity, both as readers and creators of texts in a variety of forms.
A key feature of the work of people in this team is their commitment to establishing strong collaborative partnerships with teachers for the purposes of sustained inquiry in classroom settings. Several have engaged in major projects involving the participation of classroom teachers. They are committed to the view that academic researchers, teacher educators and practising teachers are co-equals in their ownership of the professional knowledge that informs and sustains the profession.