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The ability to decode individual words, using synthetic phonics is not synonymous with reading, and the claim for a causal relationship between improved decoding and raised standards of reading is not born out by the evidence.
by Paul Gardner - 23/08/2017 - 2 comments
We donít seem to have noticed that when it comes to the state of the nation, the Blues (and Victoria) are all over us.
by Graham Young - 21/07/2017 - 7 comments
Basic pupilling is beyond the reach of sham pedestrian testucating and testifying. It doesn't just 'cover' the curriculum on-line. It enriches it from the inside.
by Phil Cullen - 11/07/2017 - 5 comments
It makes good business sense to re-evaluate investments in research commercialisation and channel more efforts into developing innovation leadership instead.
by Alan Yap - 21/06/2017 - 3 comments
There are thousands of extremely well off parents who send their children to government schools. It's not fine that these parents receive the same taxpayer-funded support as poor parents.
by David Leyonhjelm - 7/06/2017 - 23 comments
Lakensís goal is to improve the quality of journal articles, not to replace articles with blog posts.
by Don Aitkin - 2/06/2017 - 10 comments
In this colonial mode, it was essential that students, as they are erroneously described, were branded as to their capacity to remember things.
by Phil Cullen - 2/06/2017 - 6 comments
Bureaucrats are gradually writing themselves more power even though they represent no one and can never be voted out. They are eroding democracy.
by Susan Wight - 29/05/2017 - 16 comments
A staggering 58% of surveyed respondents aged between 18-29 have participated in at least one UWE, making this very common in Australia.
It is only the firm leadership of Archbishop Phillip Aspinall that appears to be preventing the clock turning backwards on child abuse reform in Brisbane's Anglican Diocese.
by Amanda Gearing - 21/04/2017 - 4 comments
One of the things I had noticed in my work was that in politics people often equated 'most' with 'all'.
by Don Aitkin - 30/03/2017 - 2 comments
The latest edition, DSM-5, maintains that gender dysphoria - also known as gender identity disorder - is, well, a disorder.
by Mark Makowiecki - 28/03/2017 - 33 comments


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