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Engaging children with Asian literature: stories from Tasmania


Thomas, Angela and To, V, Engaging children with Asian literature: stories from Tasmania, Practical Literacy: The Early and Primary Years, 25, (1) pp. 20-22. ISSN 2204-3667 (2020) [Non Refereed Article]

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This article is based on a research project funded by the University of Tasmania, titled: 'An Investigation into Teachers' Use of Asian Literature'. In preparing for this research, we investigated the academic literature about both Asian literature and teachers' responses to the cross-curriculum priority. Two central problems were raised in respect to these ideas. The first issue was that of representation of Asian peoples and cultures in literature, and the second related issue, was teachers' uncritical acceptance of this representation. To investigate exactly what teachers were doing, we conducted a national survey on teachers' selection and approaches to Asian literature, followed by in depth interviews with Tasmanian teachers from early childhood, primary, secondary and senior secondary classrooms.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Keywords:Asian literature, English education, Asian literacy
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Thomas, Angela (Dr Angela Thomas)
UTAS Author:To, V (Dr Vinh To)
ID Code:137513
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2020-02-18
Last Modified:2020-02-19

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