The aim of this work is to explore the literacy demands of subject areas taught in secondary schools. Through this, we will show how literacy is applied across the curriculum. To this end, teachers can review literacy issues and see how each author has developed activities to improve students’ literacy skills in the key learning area. Research has clearly shown the link between literacy, academic success, and prosperity.
As educators in secondary teaching training programs, we are concerned that secondary school students may not be receiving the support they need to be literate in the 21st century. At no other time in history have there been such literacy demands on individuals. Being able to read and write is no longer sufficient to meet the demands of literacy in secondary school, tertiary institutions, and the workforce.
The teaching of literacy skills is no longer the domain or responsibility of those who teach English in our schools. They have a curriculum of their own that will support literacy needs but will not show students how to read to understand and write specifically for subjects such as mathematics, science, and drama.
|Keywords:||Literacy, Language, Education|
Book: Electronic (PDF File; 6.219MB). Book: Print (Paperback). Published by The Learner, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing, Champaign, Illinois.
Senior Lecturer, School of Education, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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