The enactment of school literacy policy by early childhood teachers in an Australian context: Contested policies and practices

Tamara Anne Bernadette Bromley

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

This study aimed to Investigate the production and enactment of school literacy policy In an Australian context, focusing on
teachers in early childhood education and care (ECEC). Documentary and Interview data were collected across the policy
trajectory, Including three case study schools. Findings Indicated that the pollcy elite's neoliberal emphasis on enhancing
Australia's international positioning ultimately overrode local factors. Literacy pedagogy In the ECEC years was being steered
'from a distance' by Australian Federal and State Governments. In the ECEC years In schools, literacy teaching was focused on
what was assessed In testing regimes and play-based pedagogy was de-emphasised.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Oakley, Grace, Supervisor
  • Vidovich, Lesley, Supervisor
Award date24 Oct 2017
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2017

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