Journeys across visual borders: Annotated spreads of 'The Arrival' by Shaun Tan as a method of understanding pupils' creation of meaning through visual images

Farrell, M., Arizpe, E. and McAdam, J. (2010) Journeys across visual borders: Annotated spreads of 'The Arrival' by Shaun Tan as a method of understanding pupils' creation of meaning through visual images. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 33(3), pp. 198-210.

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Abstract

Amidst commissioned research reports and policy reforms in literacy education, this paper examines research reported in the 2000–2005 archive of the Australian Journal of Language and Literacy (AJLL). This focus arises from the selective inclusion of literacy research in recent literacy education policy reform documents in Australia and overseas and the exclusion of other research, including research from this AJLL 2000/5 archive. Given the high national and international standing of AJLL, we felt it was timely and important to engage in a retrospective mapping exercise with this collection of research and critically examine its relationship to literacy education policy. So doing forms part of our broader concerns about connections between literacy research, policy and practice.

Item Type:Articles (Other)
Additional Information:The key aspects and features of the Visual Journeys Project, an International research project which involves immigrant and non-immigrant children from different countries responding tho the same wordless texts -'Flotsam', a picturebook by David Weisner and 'The Arrival', a graphic novel by Shaun Tan- are discussed. The findings of the project in relation to 'The Arrival' are highlighted.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McAdam, Ms Julie and Farrell, Dr Maureen and Arizpe, Dr Evelyn
Authors: Farrell, M., Arizpe, E., and McAdam, J.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PZ Childrens literature
L Education > L Education (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Journal Name:Australian Journal of Language and Literacy
Journal Abbr.:AJLL
Publisher:Australian Literacy Educators' Association
ISSN:1038-1562
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