Why Jaydon Can't Read: A Forum on Fixing Literacy

“Literacy policy has been routinely undermined by a failure to understand that reading research, especially as it applies to the early years and for struggling readers, is a highly scientific and specific discipline. Generalist educators and bureaucrats do not have the expertise required to guide policy in this area.”

Why is evidence-based reading instruction so strongly opposed? Why do teaching degrees from Australian universities so poorly equip our teachers for this major challenge? And what are the politics behind literacy in this country?

Jennifer will discuss these issues and more with special guest panelists Tom Alegounarias, President of the NSW Board of Studies, and Justine Ferrari, national education correspondent with The Australian.

We encourage teachers, academics, education policy experts, parents, and anyone with an interest in literacy to join us for this important discussion.

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