About the project
The Teaching Australia project sought to support the teaching of Australian texts in primary and secondary schools. The project was designed to enhance Australian teachers’ knowledge of, and readiness to teach, Australian literature in the twenty-first century global context.
The project was led by Professor Susan Martin from LaTrobe University and Associate Professor Larissa McLean Davies from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Melbourne University.
The project sought to:
- establish which Australian texts are being taught across the primary and secondary years of schooling
- gather in-depth data from secondary English teachers about their experiences of teaching Australian literature
- develop resources for texts that are often not taught, but that represent the diverse ways of articulating Australian experiences.
The research design included a nationwide survey of English teachers and three workshops for English teachers in collaboration with the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English (VATE).
The project was a collaboration between the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne and LaTrobe University. The project was supported by the Copyright Agency.