Ms Linda Meeks
Macquarie University Special Education Centre
Title: Research Student
Phone: 02 9850 7880
Fax: 02 9850 8691
Office: X5A 170
My research project aims to determine the best method of providing a comprehensive, coherent, and sustained system of support for beginning teachers in the area of early literacy instruction.
Stage one will be based on an Australia-wide survey of final year primary/early childhood trainee teachers to determine how well prepared they feel for the task of implementing evidence-based, early literacy teaching in the classroom.This will be followed by a literature review of what is seen as current best practice in early literacy instruction.
A second literature review, on the use of coaching to provide support for novice teachers will follow, and the final stage will trial a model of in-school early literacy professional development and coaching for early-career teachers. My supervisors are Dr. Coral Kemp, Associate Professor Jennifer Stephenson, and Dr. Alison Madelaine.
|2014||Meeks, L., Kemp, C., & Stephenson, J. (2014) Standards in literacy and numeracy: Contributing factors. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(7). Retrieved from http://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/vol39/iss7/7|