Media Mentions: 31 October 2022

Dr Jennifer Buckingham was quoted in ‘Boys’ literacy plummets in NAPLAN results, but phonics-led recovery in early years’ by Natasha Bita, in The Australian, 31 October 2022.

“Literacy expert Jennifer Buckingham, who has advised the NSW, Victorian, South Australian and federal governments on the need to reintroduce explicit instruction and phonics to teach literacy, said the gradual reintroduction of phonics-based instruction over the past five years was showing results.

She said explicit instruction – in which teachers explain and demonstrate a concept and then get children to practise – was based on cognitive science about how children learn.”

“It is effective for all children, but especially those at risk of difficulties learning.’’

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