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Harris, P. J. (2005). Children's sense of place as literacy learners in their classroom. In R. Jeffery (Eds.), Conference proceedings for ALEA/AATE National Conference 2005 (pp. 1-20). Canberra: ALEA/AATE.


This paper focuses on children's sense of place that they find in their classroom literacy situations This paper presents findings of child interviews and samples of classroom observations from the author's classroom-based research, to explore the pleasures and passions that children bring to or find in their classroom literacy situations and the provocations they encounter there. Children's pleasures, passions and provocations provide a backdrop for exploring and understanding their patterns of participation. This paper examines how particular kinds of classroom situations may help or hinder children's participation and the sense of place that they find as literacy learners at school.

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