Literacy in Starpath Partner Schools

To succeed at high school students must develop a high level of literacy across a range of subjects.

The literacy skills and knowledge that students need to succeed become more sophisticated and more subject-specialised as they advance through, and beyond, their years of secondary schooling.

The ambitious aims of the Starpath Project to bring about more equitable participation of Māori, Pasifika and students from low-decile schools in tertiary education require high quality literacy instruction in all subject-areas.

The aim of the literacy component of Starpath, led by Aaron Wilson from the Woolf Fisher Research Centre and Tania Linley-Richardson from Starpath, has been to work in partnership with schools and teachers to build students’ capability to meet these complex literacy demands.

The materials provided here support schools to use inquiry to identify students’ and teachers’ strengths and needs in literacy and literacy teaching and to consider ways of strengthening literacy leadership and literacy teaching.