Title

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

RIS ID

23545

Publication Details

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.

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).

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