21 December 2013
By Johanna O’Farrell – The Age
“Formal, prescriptive approaches to learning the basics of the English language such as phonics have also been dispensed with. Instead, the strategy is that children will simply learn to read and write ”by osmosis”. This is all well and good for children from families where reading is habitual. However, those from households where television and video games constitute the main part of a child’s ”diet” fall by the wayside.”
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I completely agree – we need to get back to basics, especially when it comes to teaching English and maths! Your thoughts?