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The Learning Conference 2003

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Kindergarten Connections: A Study of Intertextuality and its Links with Literacy in the Kindergarten Classroom

Sharyn M. Roache-Jameson.

This presentation will provide an overview of the formation and progression of a qualitative research project undertaken to study literacy development in a kindergarten classroom. The study focussed on the social construction of literacy in a NSW kindergarten classroom where Sharyn was both teacher and researcher. The study began with the broad aim of examining factors that influenced literacy development in this classroom. As analysis proceeded, the study focussed upon an emerging theme – intertextuality – a term used to describe the connections made between texts. The presentation will describe the progress of the study, the methodology, and the findings with implications for teaching and learning.


Sharyn M. Roache-Jameson  (Australia)
Senior Education Officer
NSW Department of Education andTraining

Sharyn Roache-Jameson is a Literacy Consultant for the NSW Department of Education and Training. She is a past NSW Director of the Australian Literacy Educators' Association (1998 - 2000) and a part-time lecturer at the University of Western Sydney. Sharyn is in the final stages of a Doctorate of Education.

  • Intertextuality
  • Early Literacy
  • Qualitative Research

(60 min Workshop, English)