Menzies CCDE researcher wins prestigious grant

Menzies CCDE researcher wins prestigious grant 

The Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) is proud to announce that the 2016 PETAA Research Grant of $75,000 has been awarded to a research team led by Dr Helen Harper, Centre for Child Development and Education, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin (NT) and Dr Bronwyn Parkin, School of Humanities (Linguistics), University of Adelaide, (SA). The successful submission is entitled: Scaffolding language and literacy for STEM in disadvantaged school contexts. 

The aim of the project is to define a set of principles to help teachers teach the language and literacy that is associated with science and maths, particularly to children who do not readily have access to this kind of language. To achieve this, the researchers will work with teachers from two schools: a remote Indigenous Northern Territory school, and an urban multicultural school in Adelaide.

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