Dr Jennifer Buckingham was quoted in ‘Sports stars call for education focus in early talent identification’ by Diana Jenkins in The Herald Sun, 3 August 2022.
MultiLit Research director of strategy Dr Jennifer Buckingham says that communication and literacy skills become “confidence builders” as young sportspeople mature.
“If you know how to spell, you can write well,” she says. “If you know how to spell, then it’s going to stand you in good stead in your career.
“There are very few careers that don’t require any kind of writing at all – and it’s much better to learn that in school than try to fill those gaps afterwards.”