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New Zealand: 'Phonics revolution: War of words over how to teach kids to read' by Simon Collins, NZ Herald

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:54 pm
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Here is more good news described by education reporter Simon Collins in the New Zealand Herald:

Phonics revolution: War of words over how to teach kids to read

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/phonics-r ... PTQ65GXZI/

The Government is set to roll out 2.4 million copies of new phonics-based reading material to the nation's schools in an bid to arrest our declining literacy rates.

But the move has sparked a war of words between academic experts who disagree whether it's the best way to teach kids to read.

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One fears the move is simply an "educational fad" and warns there's "no magic bullet".