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Advancing Literacy in Tasmanian Primary Schools


Hay, I and Castleton, G and Callingham, R and Edmunds, B and Fielding-Barnsley, R and Moss, T and Grimbeek, P, Advancing Literacy in Tasmanian Primary Schools, Tasmanina Department of Education, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. i-118. (2011) [Government or Industry Research]



The Tasmanian Department of Education contracted the Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania (UTas) to evaluate the literacy pilot project Raising the Bar Closing the Gap and to subsequently write up their findings and advice in a report that the authors have called Advancing Literacy in Tasmanian Primary Schools.

Advancing Literacy in Tasmanian Primary Schools aims to do two tasks. The first is to provide a description of the evaluation procedure and key findings associated with Raising the Bar Closing the Gap initiative. The second aim is to identify and report on how literacy can be maintained, enhanced and advanced within Tasmanian primary schools.

Advancing Literacy in Tasmanian Primary Schools is dedicated to the classroom teachers at the core of the process of closing the gap that is so often associated with students who come from homes where there is some level of disadvantage. These teachers are involved in raising the bar so that all students reach their potential and advance in their literacy abilities.

The authors wish to earnestly acknowledge the contribution, support and cooperation of all the participating students, teachers, and principals, as well as central office staff to the evaluation of the Raising the Bar Closing the Gap initiative.

The overall measures contained in the Advancing Literacy in Tasmanian Primary Schools report indicate that when the literacy data are converted into student growth and improvements data, a clearer picture emerges demonstrating that effective schools and teachers in Tasmania are making a positive difference, and that this difference is sustainable and can be replicated.

This report is in sections: Background, Executive Summary, Full Report, and Appendices.

Item Details

Item Type:Government or Industry Research
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:Hay, I (Professor Ian Hay)
UTAS Author:Castleton, G (Associate Professor Geraldine Castleton)
UTAS Author:Callingham, R (Associate Professor Rosemary Callingham)
UTAS Author:Edmunds, B (Mr William Edmunds)
UTAS Author:Fielding-Barnsley, R (Associate Professor Ruth Fielding-Barnsley)
UTAS Author:Moss, T (Dr Tim Moss)
ID Code:77720
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2012-05-21
Last Modified:2018-03-09
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