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Copyright Agency announces inaugural Reading Australia Teacher Fellow

The Copyright Agency has announced the inaugural Reading Australia Fellow for a teacher of English and literacy.

Alex Wharton, from Carinya Christian School in Gunnedah, NSW, receives $15,000 for a research project exploring best practice around teaching Indigenous literature, to develop a greater understanding of the issues, protocols and sensitivities involved.

Wharton will share the results with the teaching community, and he has also set up a blog called The Missing Peace to document his research.

The Reading Australia Fellowship is awarded to a leading English and literacy teacher to develop a career-enhancing research project that can be shared with other teachers to further the profession. The judging panel comprised Copyright Agency board member Lucy Russell, the Australian Association for the Teaching of English’s Phil Page, and the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association’s Wendy Bean.

For more information, see the Reading Australia website.


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