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by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: USA: National Reading Panel member Tim Shanahan reflects on the consequences of the historic 'Reading First' initiative
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USA: National Reading Panel member Tim Shanahan reflects on the consequences of the historic 'Reading First' initiative

Many thanks to literacy specialist and exceptional blogger, Tim Shanahan, for his description of the milestone 'Reading First' initiative in America. This is not only interesting and well-informed reflection, it is important as yet another illustration of how well-meaning and heavily funded aims to ...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Eng: 2019 Official Y1 phonics screening check results and KS 1 assessments
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Re: Eng: 2019 Official Y1 phonics screening check results and KS 1 assessments

Here is the report for the phonics results at the end of Year One (6 year olds) and the literacy results for the end of Key Stage One (7 year olds): https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/851296/Phonics_screening_check_and_key_stage_1_assessme...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Serious responses to Lucy Calkins' 'NO ONE GETS TO OWN THE TERM "THE SCIENCE OF READING"'
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Views: 1403

Re: Serious responses to Lucy Calkins' 'NO ONE GETS TO OWN THE TERM "THE SCIENCE OF READING"'

Here is a piece in APM Reports continuing to feature the battle between proponents of different reading instruction methods: New salvos in the battles over reading instruction Several powerful people and organizations have weighed in on the national conversation prompted by APM Reports' podcast epis...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: PISA results for 2018
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Views: 486

PISA results for 2018

Here is the report for the UK from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER): PISA 2018 results – what do they mean for the UK? https://www.nfer.ac.uk/news-events/nfer-spotlight/pisa-2018/?dm_i=4R3K,9NU3,10HZXE,10RWO,1 On Tuesday 3 December, the Programme for International Student Asse...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: USA: Dr Richard Allington, yet another academic demonstrating phonicsphobia, goes too far. Fox 17 News reports...
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USA: Dr Richard Allington, yet another academic demonstrating phonicsphobia, goes too far. Fox 17 News reports...

Some outrageous comments made by phonics detractor, Dr Richard Allington, has caused quite a Twitter storm. This is yet another example of how some academics in the field of literacy undermine research-informed reading instruction - and criticise those people promoting it! Zack Barnes alerted folks ...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Tasmania: Fantastic news of a 'Phonics Testing Pilot' for 2020
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Views: 646

Tasmania: Fantastic news of a 'Phonics Testing Pilot' for 2020

This news from Tasmania of a 'Phonics Testing Pilot' is a fantastic development! http://www.premier.tas.gov.au/releases/phonics_testing_pilot?fbclid=IwAR2Zog98RXGsQq8Cu6pNk3SDyLTEWC4Fayv7ogondG17r3ec5FjDqSGESdY 17 December 2019 Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training Phonics Testing Pil...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Important Ministerial statement: 'Getting results for Australian students'
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Re: Important Ministerial statement: 'Getting results for Australian students'

Education Correspondent Rebecca Urban writes about the resistance to embed phonics in teacher training but also the counter to this by members of the DDOLL network (Developmental Disorders of Language and Literacy). It's all happening in Australia thanks to individuals such as Jennifer Buckingham an...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Important Ministerial statement: 'Getting results for Australian students'
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Re: Important Ministerial statement: 'Getting results for Australian students'

On the same topic, this article features in The Educator, Australia : Consensus at last: States back government’s education overhaul by Brett Henebery 12 Dec 2019 https://www.theeducatoronline.com/k12/news/consensus-at-last-states-back-governments-education-overhaul/268950 ...The unanimous agreement...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Important Ministerial statement: 'Getting results for Australian students'
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Important Ministerial statement: 'Getting results for Australian students'

As is clear from the various topics featured via the IFERI forum, there is an ongoing battle to improve teacher-training in research-informed reading instruction particularly with regard to the training of student-teachers and teachers in systematic phonics provision. This statement is very signific...

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