Teacher-Researcher Reflection by Megan Ball

The main focus for my research will be ‘How can I introduce diverse voices into the junior English classroom?’. My reasoning for this focus is to ensure that the texts used in the English curriculum are representative of the student cohort that we teach. I am particularly interested in finding texts that are culturally diverse, as well as bringing more female voices into the classroom. For this reason, I am looking at using Alice Pung’s Laurindafor the basis of my research. After reading the novel, I was excited about how my students would engage with the text, as well as it being the ideal springboard to explore my proposed research question.

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