Ms Kathleen Rushton

DipEd(Sydney), MEd(Research)(Sydney), BA(Hons)Sociology(Essex), GradDipAdultEd(TESOL)(UTS), MA(Sydney)
Lecturer in English

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 93516351
Fax +61 2 93514580

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Biographical details

Kathy has worked as an English-as-an-additional language teacher, teaching students in primary as well as high schools. She worked for several years as a literacy consultant for the NSW Department of Education and Training. Her interests include all aspects of language and literacy development especially withAboriginal students and students learning English as an additional language. She is currently researching the significance of text in the teaching of reading, with a focus on Aboriginal communities.

Thesis work

Supervisor: Tony LOUGHLAND

Robyn EWING

Associations

  • Editorial Board member for SCAN magazine a quarterly refereed journal published by (CLIC) NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre

  • Member of (ATESOL) Association for teaching English to speakers of other languages NSW Inc. council from 1996 holding the offices of Vice-president in 1998 and Secretary 2004, 2009-2011

  • Member of ACTA (Australian Council of TESOL Associations) council 2009-2011 & 2003-2004.

  • Peer-reviewer for the refereed journals TESOL in Context; The Australian journal of language and literacy and SCAN

Awards and honours

  • Professional Teachers Council NSW Outstanding professional service award - Association for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages NSW.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Rossbridge, J., Rushton, K. (2011). Conversations about text 2: teaching grammar using factual text. Sydney: Primary English Teachers Association Australia (PETAA).
  • Rushton, K., Rossbridge, J. (2010). Conversations about Text. Teaching Grammar using Literary Texts. Newtown, NSW: Primary English Teachers Association Australia (PETAA).

Book Chapters

  • Rushton, K. (2007). The significance of text in the teaching of reading in the early years. In Alyson Simpson (Eds.), Future directions in literacy: International conversations conference 2007, (pp. 256-268). Sydney: Sydney University Press.

Journals

  • Rushton, K. (2010). Teaching grammar in the context of narrative. e:lit updates, 10, 1-8.
  • Rushton, K. (2010). The culture of silence: why local stories matter. Scan (Ryde), 29(4), 25-30.
  • Rushton, K. (2009). Books and reading: Tools or toys? Tesol in Context, S2, 1-7.
  • Rushton, K. (2008). Cooperative planning and teaching for ESL students in the mainstream classroom. Tesol in Context, 18(1), 21-28.

Conferences

  • Rushton, K. (2006). Teaching grammar in context – across the KLAs ®. Future Directions in Literacy Conference and Certificate of Primary Literacy Education 2006, Sydney: University of Sydney.

2011

  • Rossbridge, J., Rushton, K. (2011). Conversations about text 2: teaching grammar using factual text. Sydney: Primary English Teachers Association Australia (PETAA).

2010

  • Rushton, K., Rossbridge, J. (2010). Conversations about Text. Teaching Grammar using Literary Texts. Newtown, NSW: Primary English Teachers Association Australia (PETAA).
  • Rushton, K. (2010). Teaching grammar in the context of narrative. e:lit updates, 10, 1-8.
  • Rushton, K. (2010). The culture of silence: why local stories matter. Scan (Ryde), 29(4), 25-30.

2009

  • Rushton, K. (2009). Books and reading: Tools or toys? Tesol in Context, S2, 1-7.

2008

  • Rushton, K. (2008). Cooperative planning and teaching for ESL students in the mainstream classroom. Tesol in Context, 18(1), 21-28.

2007

  • Rushton, K. (2007). The significance of text in the teaching of reading in the early years. In Alyson Simpson (Eds.), Future directions in literacy: International conversations conference 2007, (pp. 256-268). Sydney: Sydney University Press.

2006

  • Rushton, K. (2006). Teaching grammar in context – across the KLAs ®. Future Directions in Literacy Conference and Certificate of Primary Literacy Education 2006, Sydney: University of Sydney.

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