The Educator 11 July, 2022 by Brett Henebery

“Over the past nine years, five Federal education Ministers have loudly argued their ‘back to basics’ focus on phonics would ensure improved performance on the national literacy test. Turns out it hasn’t,” Assoc/Prof Adoniou told The Educator…

…Denyse Ritchie, honorary chair of literacy at Murdoch University and the principal of the THRASS Institute, says the significant change in early literacy teaching to the heavy reliance on phonics as ‘the reading strategy’ to the detriment of meaning, has left students learning in “a deficit model”.

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