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International relevance - The Reading Ape blog: 'So hands up, who hates phonics? Some very influential people...'

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:26 pm

We should never under-estimate how long it takes to write posts such as this below for 'The Reading Ape' blog. Of course the IFERI forum is full of information showing clearly what a huge, and continuous, war there is regarding how best to teach reading - and this post illustrates this with many references:


So hands up, who hates phonics? Some very influential people...

April 27, 2020



https://www.thereadingape.com/single-po ... ial-people

Systematic phonics instruction has been described as the nearest thing to a silver bullet for the development of literacy. With all the economic and social ills associated with illiteracy (detailed here), it would be a brave person who would deny the weight of research in its favour. There remains considerable resistance to this form of instruction from the teaching profession (detailed here) but also a number of high-profile international academics. The prospect of a Phonics Screening Check in Australia has enraged them. Their views are analysed in this post.

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