Beyond the middle: A report about literacy and numeracy development of target group students in the middle years of schooling: Volume 1

Luke, Allan, Elkins, John, Weir, Katie, Land, Ray, Carrington, Victoria, Dole, Shelley, Pendergast, Donna, Kapitzke, Cushla, van Kraayenoord, Christa, Moni, Karen, McIntosh, Alistair, Mayer, Diane, Bahr, Mark, Hunter, Lisa, Chadbourne, Rod, Bean, Tom, Alverman, Donna and Stevens, Lisa (2003) Beyond the middle: A report about literacy and numeracy development of target group students in the middle years of schooling: Volume 1 St Lucia, Brisbane: School of Education, The University of Queensland


Author Luke, Allan
Elkins, John
Weir, Katie
Land, Ray
Carrington, Victoria
Dole, Shelley
Pendergast, Donna
Kapitzke, Cushla
van Kraayenoord, Christa
Moni, Karen
McIntosh, Alistair
Mayer, Diane
Bahr, Mark
Hunter, Lisa
Chadbourne, Rod
Bean, Tom
Alverman, Donna
Stevens, Lisa
Title of report Beyond the middle: A report about literacy and numeracy development of target group students in the middle years of schooling: Volume 1
Publication date 2003
ISBN 1864996773
Publisher School of Education, The University of Queensland
Place of publication St Lucia, Brisbane
Start page 1
End page 166
Total pages 166
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Subjects 330109 Assessment and Evaluation
740201 Secondary education
K
1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Abstract/Summary The report was commissioned by the Department of Education, Science and Training to investigate the perceived efficacy of middle years programmes in all States and Territories in improving the quality of teaching, learning and student outcomes, especially in literacy and numeracy and for student members of particular target groups. These target groups included students from lower socio-economic communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, students with a language background other than English, rural and remote students, and students struggling with the transition from middle/upper primary to the junior secondary years. The project involved large scale national and international literature reviews on Australian and international middle years approaches as well as an analysis of key literacy and numeracy teaching and learning strategies being used. In the report, there is emergent evidence of the relative efficacy of a combination of explicit state policy, dedicated funding and curriculum and professional development frameworks that are focused on the improvement of classroom pedagogy in the middle years. The programs that evidenced the greatest current and potential value for target group students tended to have developed in state policy environments that encouraged a structural rather than adjunct approach to middle years innovations. The authors conclude that in order to translate the gains made into sustainable improvement of educational results in literacy and numeracy for target groups, there is a need for a second generation of middle years theorising, research, development and practice.
Keyword Education
Middle years
Learning outcomes

 
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