This Foundation for Learning and Literacy Fact Check is responding to recent misinformation being spread about the teaching of writing in both primary and secondary classrooms in Australia. These misinformed accusations paint an unfair, often deficit picture of teacher education programs claiming that preservice teachers are not taught how to teach writing explicitly. Furthermore, teachers are said to not have the necessary skills to teach writing in our classrooms. This Fact Check addresses these issues and briefly examines some facts about teaching writing in Australian classrooms.
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