Media Publicity in 2011

 

Professor Kevin Wheldall: Conducted research in Reading Recovery and found gains in reading are soon lost, with no benefit to children with more severe difficulties. “An ineffective model”, The Age, 1st December 2011.

MultiLit: Student Stacey Tuohy graduated from Campbelltown’s MultiLit Reading Tutor Program. “Future is very bright for Stacey Tuohy”, Macarthur Chronicle, 27th October 2011.

MultiLit: The MultiLit Reading Tutor Program was named as program of choice for improving education outcomes for Bankstown’s youth. “Mother-of-five eager to see Bankstown youth succeed”, Canterbury-Bankstown Express, 3rd August, 2011.

Professor Kevin Wheldall and Dr Robyn Wheldall: Founded the MultiLit Reading Program, which is based on the five big ideas of reading. “Program to help ‘low progress’ readers”, The Manly Daily, 30th July 2011.

MultiLit: MultiLit Reading Tutor Program and MiniLit named as the programs used in the Exodus Foundation Tutorial Centres. “Exodus Foundation slams government for failing children”, Christian Today, 1st July 2011.

Professor Kevin Wheldall: Learning Difficulties Australia congratulated Professor Wheldall on his achievements, and the recognition of these achievements through this well-deserved award. “Professor Kevin Wheldall awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to Children’s Literacy”, Learning Difficulties Australia Bulletin, 43(1), July 2011.

Professor Kevin Wheldall: Professor Kevin Wheldall was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for services to education. “Lecturer’s work Down Under earns him a top award for education”, Derby Telegraph (UK), 16th June 2011.

Professor Kevin Wheldall, Dr Robyn Wheldall, and MultiLit: Professor Kevin Wheldall and Dr Robyn Wheldall reported as the founders of the MultiLit Reading Tutor Program for low-progress readers. “Catch up on your reading”, Northern District Times and Northside Courier, 7th June, 2011.

Professor Kevin Wheldall: Professor Kevin Wheldall designed the literacy program MultiLit Reading Tutor Program which has been used in tutorial centres for disadvantaged students. “Prufe of the pooding is in NAPLAN”, The Daily Telegraph, 2nd June 2011.

Professor Kevin Wheldall and MultiLit: Professor Kevin Wheldall described as ‘Macquarie University visionary’ in a report of MultiLit being employed in the Exodus Foundation Tutorial Centres. “Writing on the wall for underperforming schools”,  Herald Sun, 2nd June 2011.

Professor Kevin Wheldall, Dr Robyn Wheldall and MultiLit: The work of Professor Kevin Wheldall and Dr Robyn Wheldall on their MultiLit program for low-progress readers is discussed. “Epping couple unite to lift literacy rates: “Making up for lost time”, Northern District Times, 1st June 2010.

MultiLit: MultiLit and Macquarie University credited as the developers of the remedial reading program employed in the Exodus Foundation Tutorial Centres. “Exodus of indigenous kids into literacy”, The Australian, 31st May 2011.

MultiLit: MultiLit reading program created by Macquarie University adopted by St Lucy’s school for children with disabilities. “Share the love at St Lucy’s”, North Shore Times, 13th May 2011.

Professor Kevin Wheldall: Professor Kevin Wheldall and MultiLit credited with influencing Noel Pearson regarding effective instruction. “Education guru teaching to the converted”, The Australian, 30th April 2011.

Professor Kevin Wheldall: Professor Kevin Wheldall was Margaret Throsby’s guest discussing his work on reading and managing classroom behaviour. “Mornings with Margaret Throsby”, Classic FM, 23rd March 2011.

MultiLit: MultiLit credited as providing “perfect structure” for training volunteer tutors. “Word Up volunteer program launched with MultiLit PD”, Compass (Sydney University), 25th February, 2011.

Professor Kevin Wheldall: On Australia Day 2011, Professor Kevin Wheldall was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to children’s literacy. “For service to education as an academic and researcher, particularly in the areas of learning and behavioural difficulties, and through the design and implementation of innovative literacy programs”.  Posted Thursday 27th January 2011.

Professor Kevin Wheldall: Professor Kevin Wheldall was among the academics who won an award (AM) in the 2011 Australia Day honours list. “Academics in the Australia Day 2011 honours list”, The Australian, 26th January 2011.

Professor Kevin Wheldall: Professor Kevin Wheldall was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to education through research. “Honours: Learning to read the key”, Northern District Times, 26th January 2011.

Professor Kevin Wheldall: Professor Kevin Wheldall, who was appointed Professor of Education and Director of the Macquarie University Special Education Centre in 1990, was appointed a Member (AM) in the Order of Australia. “Australia Day honour for MUSEC professor”, MUSEC News and Events, 26th January 2011.