Centre for Independent Studies says education degrees do not equip teachers ‘to effectively teach reading’

Training Australian primary school teachers in phonics instruction should be prioritised over existing professional development programs, the Centre for Independent Studies has argued.

In a new paper on the allocation of Gonski 2.0 funding, the thinktank claims Australian education degrees do not equip teachers with “the language knowledge necessary to effectively teach reading”, and that professional development programs “specifically to improve teaching of reading and phonics instruction” should be introduced.

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