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PETAA ANNOUNCES SUBSTANTIAL RESEARCH GRANT

For Immediate Release

PETAA ANNOUNCES SUBSTANTIAL RESEARCH GRANT: 10 December 2014

The Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) is proud to announce the establishment of an independent, competitive research grant available to researchers to conduct research with teachers and students in primary schools.

The grant of up to $75,000 will be made available annually to enable researchers to undertake research around the efficacy of different pedagogical approaches to the teaching of English in the primary school setting and will involve teachers and schools as research partners. The researchers will be expected to work collaboratively to report the research in a manner which is relevant to the PETAA membership and the broader education community.

On announcing the research grants, PETAA President, Associate Professor Robyn Cox, commented that to the best of our knowledge no other professional association of teachers has made a financial commitment of this magnitude, and in cash, to fund original research in Australia.

The grant further confirms PETAA’s ongoing commitment in support of educational research in the field of literacy; an initiative embedded within PETAA’s new Strategic Plan.

 The Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) is a leading national teacher professional association supporting the teaching of English and literacy in Australian primary schools.  PETAA recently celebrated its 40th birthday during which time it reflected upon the significance of PETAA’s past achievements (see PETAA 40: www.petaa.edu.au/teaching-resources/project-40) while considering future directions for PETAA in the years ahead.

 PETAA’s Strategic Plan is available at: www.petaa.edu.au/About/strategic-plan,

Contact:

Associate Professor Robyn Cox

PETAA President

president@petaa.edu.au

Mobile: 0424 578 574

Phone: +61(0)2 8020 3900

Further details

To register interest and to obtain further PETAA Research Grant information as it becomes available, email PETAA: research@petaa.edu.au 

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