All posts by Jenni Connor

Jenni Connor undertakes research and writing into learning, curriculum and educational issues generally. Jenni has a number of publications with ECA, including Your Child’s First Year at School. Jenni has been an early childhood teacher, primary principal, curriculum manager and writer. She is now a freelance writer and undertakes research, writing, editing and lecturing in early childhood education, literacy, learning and curriculum.

Year 1 Phonics Screen—should we be concerned?

ECA Members recently received an email communication explaining that the Federal Government intends to introduce a phonics check for Australian students. The phonics screening test that has been applied in the United Kingdom (UK) since 2012 has been recommended and, if agreed by the Australian states and territories, will be administered to students in Term […]

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