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LDA Awards 2013
LDA is pleased to announce that the recipient of the Eminent Researcher Award for 2013 is Professor Margot Prior, AO, and the recipient of the 2013 Mona Tobias Award is Dr Rhonda Farkota, Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Council for Educational Research. Both awards were presented following the LDA AGM in Melbourne on Saturday 5 October.
Professor Margot Prior has had a long and distinguished career as a researcher and academic in the field of family and child development for over 30 years. She is currently a Professorial Fellow in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne and Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University.
Dr Rhonda Farkota is an exceptional teacher and advocate of effective evidence-based practice, who is best known for her development of programs based on the Direct Instruction model.
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The latest issue of the Bulletin features an article by Molly de Lemos, entitled "How children learn to read: A position statement", outlining the basic facts relating to how children learn to read and how best to teach them, as supported by current theory and scientific evidence on the processes underlying the acquisition of reading. And two articles by Jennifer Buckingham. One entitled "Educational landscape: The next 10 years", identifying some policy themes both in Australia and overseas, with some observations and predictions. And "Gonski reforms at risk of failure to launch", describing two camps that have emerged in relation to the “Gonski wars”.
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