Literacy is an important focus for Education Queensland because it is integral to effective learning in all curriculum areas and across all phases of learning.
Literacy is essential for students' life-long learning and for their active participation in work, family and civic life in a highly complex and networked world.
Implementation of the Framework will include five days of fully-funded literacy in-service for all teachers in Years 1 to 3, as well as early years teacher aides. The program will extend to include Prep teachers and teachers from Years 4 to 9 over subsequent years.
Literacy-the Key to Learning: Framework for Action 2006-2008 314k details the practical steps we need to take to achieve excellence in literacy teaching and learning.
The Framework focuses on 17 actions needed to address four key challenges:
The Framework is underpinned by findings from the statewide review of literacy in Queensland state schools, Literate Futures: report of the literacy review for Queensland state schools.
It ensures that Education Queensland continues to lead the way in its innovative approach to literacy teaching, learning and leadership.
Education Queensland is aware that quality teaching can make the single biggest difference to students' literacy outcomes.
This is why it is essential that every teacher in every classroom has the knowledge, skills and support to deliver quality literacy programs.
In October 2006, 15 Regional Managers Literacy were appointed to assist in the delivery of professional development of all teachers from Prep to Year 9 and all early years teacher aides.
A final evaluation of the Literacy - Key to Learning: Framework for Action 2006-2009 was undertaken to provide the department with information on how well the Literacy Framework has been implemented in schools, what impact it has had on Queensland state school classrooms and to inform implementation of similar initiatives.
Download the Literacy - Key to Learning: Framework for Action 2006-2009 Evaluation Summary (PDF, 1MB) 1.1M.
Education Queensland is committed to ensuring that each and every student has the literacy they need to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Literacy is the key to learning in all learning areas and is the responsibility of every teacher in every classroom across the phases of learning.
A long-term commitment to professional development by Education Queensland acknowledges the vital role of the teacher in student learning.
The whole educational community needs to be engaged in ensuring the highest literacy achievements possible for all students.