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Paul Gardner

Paul Gardner is the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) Ambassador for Australia and is an academic in the School of Education at Curtin University. He is also a member of the Western Australian Council of the Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA). Most of his teaching career was spent in the UK where, he witnessed the rapidly changing landscape of education. In a recent article, ‘World’s Apart’, published in the journal, English in Education, he makes a comparative analysis of the primary English curricula in England and Australia and offers a warning to Australian educators not to follow England’s educational trajectory, which he concludes belongs to the 1940s, rather than the 21st Century.
The fallacy of the phonics screening check for Australia
Education - 23/08/2017 - 10 comments
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