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2014 LDA and AJLD Awards
Nominations for the 2014 Mona Tobias and Bruce Wicking Awards are now open, as well as applications for the Tertiary Student Award and the AJLD Early Career Researcher Award. These Awards are open to both members and non-members of LDA. The closing date for nominations and applications is Friday 30 May, 2014. Click here for further information.
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The latest issue of the Bulletin features an article by Jennifer Buckingham on the topic of 'Why Jaydon can’t read', which looks at the factors underlying the low literacy levels of many of our students in Australia. There is also an article by Tunmer, Chapman, Greaney, Prochnow and Arrow which examines why New Zealand’s national literacy strategy has failed, and the role of Reading Recovery in contributing to that failure. The Bulletin also includes a reprint of the letter signed by 41 eminent reading researchers published in the Washington Post in September 2013, which was in response to a letter from members of the Reading Hall of Fame. This letter is a part of the ongoing debate about the adequacy of teacher preparation in the area of reading instruction. While focusing on the situation in the United States, it is equally relevant to the situation in Australia and other English-speaking countries such as the UK, New Zealand and Canada.
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