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'This paper examines the role of literature in the English classroom in Australia and its part in shaping national identity. We contend that it is important to consider the possible roles of national literatures in contemporary school contexts, where students are becoming local and global citizens and argue that reading Australian literature as a part of the field of ‘world literature’ can support a pedagogical approach which enables dynamic reading practices. Drawing on a 2016 research project titled Teaching Australia, which sought to explore English teachers’ engagement with Australian texts, this paper examines current and future uses of Australian literature in both the globalised world and in the Australian secondary English classroom.' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon English in Australia vol. 52 no. 3 2017 12828390 2017 periodical issue

    'This issue focuses largely on the teaching of literature and identity: covering class, culture, personal multiple identities as writers/ researchers/ teachers and critical thinking. The issue opens with Wayne Sawyer’s Garth Boomer address on the important concerns of low SES students in English and the importance of teacher-researcher programs. This paper was delivered at the 2017, Cutting Edge, AATE conference in Hobart and if you did not attend that conference and hear Professor Sawyer speak, I urge you to read this opening paper as it affects most of us concerned with equity in education. This paper reports on research which covers how to intellectually engage low SES students in literature study via mentoring and teacher researcher collaborative professional learning programs.' (Anita Jetnikoff : Editorial introduction)

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