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A critical examination of the nexus between literacy research, policy and practice

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This paper interrogates relationships among literacy research, policy and practice. It does so with concern that the fields of literacy research, policy and practice do not interact with one another in ways that are congruent or productive, as evidenced in recent government literacy reports in Australia and overseas. With a view to understanding how this relationship might be enhanced, this paper provides a critical analysis of the nexus between literacy research, policy and practice, the issues that arise therein, and directions for further investigation, including our ARC Discovery Nexus Project (Harris, Derewianka, Chen, Fitzsimmons, Kervin, Turbill, Cruickshank, McKenzie & Konza, 2007).

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Harris, P. J., McKenzie, B., Chen, H., Kervin, L. K. & Fitzsimmons, P. R. (2008). A critical examination of the nexus between literacy research, policy and practice. English in Australia, 43 (1), 57-65.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-57749140912

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/665

Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 57

End Page


  • 65

Volume


  • 43

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • This paper interrogates relationships among literacy research, policy and practice. It does so with concern that the fields of literacy research, policy and practice do not interact with one another in ways that are congruent or productive, as evidenced in recent government literacy reports in Australia and overseas. With a view to understanding how this relationship might be enhanced, this paper provides a critical analysis of the nexus between literacy research, policy and practice, the issues that arise therein, and directions for further investigation, including our ARC Discovery Nexus Project (Harris, Derewianka, Chen, Fitzsimmons, Kervin, Turbill, Cruickshank, McKenzie & Konza, 2007).

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Harris, P. J., McKenzie, B., Chen, H., Kervin, L. K. & Fitzsimmons, P. R. (2008). A critical examination of the nexus between literacy research, policy and practice. English in Australia, 43 (1), 57-65.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-57749140912

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/665

Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 57

End Page


  • 65

Volume


  • 43

Issue


  • 1