Community Literate and Numerate Practices: Making the Connections to School

By Jennifer Rennie and Ian Falk.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This paper discusses the continuities and discontinuites between the literacy and numeracy practices of a Torres Strait Islander community, community primary school and urban high school.

Keywords: Literate and Numerate Practices, School Based Practices, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Transitions from Primary to High School

International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp.219-228. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 883.983KB).

Dr. Jennifer Rennie

Dr Jennifer Rennie is a senior lecturer at Monash University. Before this she worked in primary and high schools for fourteen years. Research interests include literacy, reading and curriculum.

Ian Falk

Professor Falk is Chair of Rural and Remote Education in the School of Education, Charles Darwin University. Research issues related to education include, literacy, formal and informal learning policy and practice, social and community development and well-being, social capital research, learning communities, regions and cities, leadership, policy development, theory and practice, socio-linguistics and ethnomethodology.


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