Nursery World: 'Focus on phonics criticised in new survey' - responses to article

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Nursery World: 'Focus on phonics criticised in new survey' - responses to article

Post by Debbie Hepplewhite » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:43 pm

Some critics of phonics and/or the phonics check are so vociferous, but so dangerously misleading, inaccurate and/or disingenuous, that I feel it is important to respond to their work in great detail - leaving no stone unturned.

Then, if other people wish to promote the phonics check - for example in Australia where some people are actually petitioning for national implementation of a phonics check as they understand its value and potential for change to teachers' practices - they can call upon any detailed responses to support them in their aspirations and defence - as necessary.

I have called upon Jenny Chew's response, amongst others, to the article featured in Nursery World, 'Focus on phonics criticised in new survey':


https://iferi.org/iferi_forum/viewtopic ... 2259#p2259

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Re: Nursery World: 'Focus on phonics criticised in new survey' - responses to article

Post by Debbie Hepplewhite » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:52 pm

I'm linking this thread to another which features Jenny Chew's critique of the work of Margaret Clark and associates which, at the time of posting this message, has over 8,000 views so is clearly of great interest:

https://rrf.org.uk/messageforum/viewtop ... f=1&t=6392

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