News : August 2017
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Following the UKLA International Conference at Strathclyde University Margaret Clark had three articles published in the Education Journal in July 2017 in Issues 310, 311 and 312.
The first article on `Evidence-based literacy policies` was the paper she had presented at the conference.
The second article is based on the plenary sessions that opened the conference by John Swinney, the Deputy First Minister for Scotland and Graeme Logan HMCI. Their personal assistants gave her copies of their presentations, and checked the article for accuracy in summarising literacy developments in Scotland.
The third article reports on very different developments in Australia, where the Federal Minister seems likely to introduce into all states the phonics screening check from England and synthetic phonics as the method of teaching reading. Following the conference Professor Clark has links with several academics in Australia whom she met at the conference, and who are concerned as to whether these initiatives are as claimed based on secure evidence.
Margaret holds the copyright for the articles and is willing for them to be circulated.