DEC Scan Journal : Volume 34 Issue 2
2015 Volume 34, Issue 2 29 Contents Editorial Reflections Teaching & learning Research Curriculum support Share this Resource reviews Kudryashka/Shutterstock.com The research reported in this article was funded by the Australian Research Council under its Linkages program. The NSW Priority Schools Programs and Equity Coordination of the then NSW Department of Education and Training (NSWDET) was a project partner and co-funder. Challenge, community and a fair go Education and a fair go For over 15 years, the School of Education at the University of Western Sydney has run a research program about classroom engagement known as the Fair go program, which is concerned with equitable outcomes for students from low SES communities, and focuses on pedagogies that produce high level engagement. The program has gone through a number of iterations. Three examples of individual projects include: • Long-term partnerships between academics and teachers in classrooms (Fair Go Team, 2006) • co-researching with exemplary teachers of students from poor communities (Munns, Sawyer et al, 2013) • working on models of teacher- to-teacher mentoring around engaging pedagogies. Wayne Sawyer is Professor of Education at the University of Western Sydney, where he is also Director of Research in the School of Education and a member of the Centre for Educational Research. Wayne currently researches in the areas of secondary English curriculum, curriculum history, effective teaching, literacy policy and pedagogy in low-socio-economic status (SES) schools.
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