Volume 59, Number 02, 2023


The right to read

The texts we choose to explore with students in English can inform and empower, and develop critical, creative, and literate citizens. How we make those choices, investigate our biases, take risks, include student choice, decolonise our bookshelves, rehumanise, is critical in ensuring our students are looking through windows not simply at mirrors. This Idiom is a call to action, to speak back to those who want to limit the choices of students and teachers, and a celebration of our classroom experiences.

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Volume 59, number 02, 2023

The right to read

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What is Idiom?

Idiom is the journal of the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English and is published online three times a year. Idiom provides an important space for members of the VATE community to share insights, expertise, experiences and practical advice for the benefit of our English teaching colleagues and to help foster professional dialogue and development. Contributions and editorial correspondence should be sent to the Managing Editor, Josephine Smith:

Past issues

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Volume 59, number 01, 2023

‘It’s (our) time’

Volume 58, number 03, 2022

New VCE Study Designs: English/EAL and Literature

Volume 58, number 02, 2022

'Lost and Found' The lasting legacy of COVID

Volume 58, number 01, 2022

‘Stepping Up’: Being an English leader

Volume 57, number 03, 2021

Starting out

Volume 57, number 02, 2021

Diverse Voices in English

Volume 57, number 01, 2021

Removing the Mask

Volume 56, number 03, 2020

Nurturing a Writing Culture

Volume 56, number 02, 2020

Voices from the Middle