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Rethinking the literacy capabilities of pre-service primary teachers in testing times

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Abstract


  • This paper demonstrates how teacher accreditation requirements can be responsibly aligned with a scholarly impetus to incorporate digital literacies to prepare pre-service teachers to meet changing educational needs and practices. The assessment initiatives introduced in the newly constructed four year undergraduate Bachelor of Education program at one Australian university are described and analysed in light of the debates surrounding pre-service primary teachers' literacy capabilities. The findings and subsequent discussion have implications for all literacy teacher educators concerned about the impact of standardised assessment practices on the professional future of teachers.

Authors


  •   Honan, Eileen (external author)
  •   Exley, Beryl (external author)
  •   Kervin, Lisa K.
  •   Simpson, Alyson (external author)
  •   Wells, Muriel (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Honan, E., Exley, B., Kervin, L., Simpson, A. & Wells, M. (2013). Rethinking the literacy capabilities of pre-service primary teachers in testing times. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38 (10), 48-63.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84884940132

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1646&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/647

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 15

Start Page


  • 48

End Page


  • 63

Volume


  • 38

Issue


  • 10

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • This paper demonstrates how teacher accreditation requirements can be responsibly aligned with a scholarly impetus to incorporate digital literacies to prepare pre-service teachers to meet changing educational needs and practices. The assessment initiatives introduced in the newly constructed four year undergraduate Bachelor of Education program at one Australian university are described and analysed in light of the debates surrounding pre-service primary teachers' literacy capabilities. The findings and subsequent discussion have implications for all literacy teacher educators concerned about the impact of standardised assessment practices on the professional future of teachers.

Authors


  •   Honan, Eileen (external author)
  •   Exley, Beryl (external author)
  •   Kervin, Lisa K.
  •   Simpson, Alyson (external author)
  •   Wells, Muriel (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Honan, E., Exley, B., Kervin, L., Simpson, A. & Wells, M. (2013). Rethinking the literacy capabilities of pre-service primary teachers in testing times. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38 (10), 48-63.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84884940132

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1646&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/647

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 15

Start Page


  • 48

End Page


  • 63

Volume


  • 38

Issue


  • 10

Place Of Publication


  • Australia