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by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Research and Recommended Reading
Topic: The Reading Ape blog: 'Phonics - the lever of civilisation'
Replies: 0
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The Reading Ape blog: 'Phonics - the lever of civilisation'

Thank you to the author of The Reading Blog for another informative post - this time about the importance of the development of spoken language and writing systems for communication - and power! https://www.thereadingape.com/single-post/2018/01/07/Phonics---the-lever-of-civilisation Phonics - the le...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Eng: 'For too long professions like law, politics and journalism have been dominated by independently schooled people'
Replies: 0
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Eng: 'For too long professions like law, politics and journalism have been dominated by independently schooled people'

The Department for Education in England defends its record it attempting to improve opportunity for children with disadvantages: For too long professions like law, politics and journalism have been dominated by independently schooled people https://www.fenews.co.uk/press-releases/31220-for-too-long-...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Jennifer Chew reviews 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M.Clark) + more on denialists
Replies: 11
Views: 5147

Re: Jennifer Chew reviews 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M.Clark) + more on denial

Read more about influential people who undermine systematic synthetic phonics and uptake of national or regional phonics screening checks via The Reading Ape blog: https://www.thereadingape.com/single-post/2019/04/17/So-hands-up-who-hates-phonics-Some-very-influential-people So hands up, who hates p...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Aus NSW: 'YOUNGSTERS ARE BEING SOUNDED OUT ABOUT NEW TEST'
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Aus NSW: 'YOUNGSTERS ARE BEING SOUNDED OUT ABOUT NEW TEST'

Here is a post about academics, internationally, who undermine systematic synthetic phonics provision and the move to introduce national or regional phonics screening checks: The Reading Ape https://www.thereadingape.com/single-post/2019/04/17/So-hands-up-who-hates-phonics-Some-very-influential-peop...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Research and Recommended Reading
Topic: Reading Ape Blog: 'So hands up, who hates phonics? Some very influential people'
Replies: 0
Views: 21

Reading Ape Blog: 'So hands up, who hates phonics? Some very influential people'

The resistance to national phonics screening checks and the undermining of systematic synthetic phonics provision is mystifying - chilling. It always occurs to me that all these academic critics must have not visited any, or enough, classrooms where good phonics programmes are delivered well. It is ...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Research and Recommended Reading
Topic: LDA Bulletin Autumn 2019 - Special issue on writing
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Views: 38

LDA Bulletin Autumn 2019 - Special issue on writing

Founding IFERI committee members. Professors William (Bill) Tunmer and Tom Nicholson feature in this great Learning Difficulties Australia Bulletin kindly made available to all. See page 4 where co-author of the 'Simple View of Reading', Professor William Tunmer, receives a prestigious award and pag...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Research and Recommended Reading
Topic: 2018 Updates on the 'Simple View of Reading' (original concept Gough and Tunmer 1986)
Replies: 6
Views: 2757

Re: 2018 Updates on the 'Simple View of Reading' (original concept Gough and Tunmer 1986)

In this special issue of the Learning Difficulties Australia 'Bulletin' Autumn 2019, see page 4 dedicated to Professor William Tunmer: https://www.ldaustralia.org/client/documents/1048%20LDA%20Bulletin%20Autumn%202019_D4_WEB.pdf The AJLD 2019 Eminent Researcher Award The recipient of the AJLD Eminen...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Learning Difficulties Australia Bulletin Autumn 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 20

Learning Difficulties Australia Bulletin Autumn 2019

It's great to have access to Bulletins published by Learning Difficulties Australia:

Special issue on writing and writing difficulties

https://www.ldaustralia.org/client/docu ... D4_WEB.pdf
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The work of our GIANTS - How often do we have to evidence the same results? What matters the most now?
Replies: 13
Views: 4758

Re: The work of our GIANTS - How often do we have to evidence the same results? What matters the most now?

A couple of 'contemporary' greats in Australia include Professor Pamela Snow - a prolific blogger and tweeter; and Dr Jennifer Buckingham. This interview with Jennifer facilitated by Tom Bennett of researchED reveals some interesting background to Jen's journey. Our IFERI message forum has many thre...

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