Shifting Teachers' Practices: How Literacy Can Be a Focus for Altering Pedagogical Practices
This paper examines ideas emerging from this longitudinal project in which secondary teachers in new Zealand schools have been developing their knowledge of literacy as a means of improving students' achievement. A noticeable trend is a gradual shift from thinking about teaching, to thinking about learners and their learning. This appears to be accompanied by better classroom relationships, and more positive and engaged attitudes.
Keywords: Literacy, Secondary Schools, Pedagogy
Dr. Noeline Wright
Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Officer, Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research