|Published online: March 27, 2014||$US5.00|
Partnerships between universities and community organisations are not new. However what is unique and interesting about the partnership reported upon in this paper is the profiling of reading, particularly for boys, as the key feature of the partnership where a prestigious football sporting code collaborated with an Australian university in order to facilitate individual and cross institutional goals. Partnerships hold many advantages and as this paper reports, the ‘Rugby League Reads’ project created mutual benefits that enriched teaching practice and achieved improved reading and learning outcomes for primary aged students.
|Keywords:||Partnerships, Literacy, Sporting Codes|
Associate Professor in Education, Faculty of Education, Australian Catholic University, Strathfield, NSW, Australia
Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Australian Catholic University, Strathfield, NSW, Australia