Developing teacher–researcher partnerships to investigate best practices: Literacy learning and teaching in content areas of the secondary school

Funding year: 
2 years
Education Associates
School sector
Project start date: 
January 2006
Project end date: 
January 2008
Principal investigator(s): 
Trevor McDonald
Research team members: 
Christina Thornley
Research partners: 
Teulia Consultancies, Auckland SDA High School, Roxburgh Area School, and Waitaki Girls’ High School

Research Description

Developing Teacher–Researcher Partnerships to Investigate Best Practices: Literacy Learning and Teaching in Content Areas of the Secondary School was a Teaching and Learning Research Initiative project undertaken as a partnership between Auckland Seventh Day Adventist High School, Education Associates Ltd, Roxburgh Area School, Teuila Consultancy, and Waitaki Girls’ High School. During the two-year project, the partnership members in each school developed, trialled, and researched a range of literacy pedagogical approaches to determine their efficacy in improving learning and achievement for Year 9, 10, and 11 secondary school students.