Media Mentions: 31 October 2022

Dr Jennifer Buckingham’s editorial, ‘Back-to-basics is helping youngsters read’, appeared in The Australian, 31 October 2022.

“At long last. After decades of inquiries, empirical evidence gathered in Australia and overseas that was too often ignored, and protracted argument, much of it led by this newspaper, old fashioned teaching methods have begun to rescue the nation’s children from sub-literacy and a future of underachievement and struggle. New data reported on Monday from the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), which tested more than a million students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 earlier this year, found literacy results for primary school students – especially Indigenous and migrant students – has improved.”

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