They Said What?

They Said What? AATE sets the record straight.

Standards in teaching and journalism. Response to The Australia "Boost tertiary courses to improve teaching quality", 7 November 2014.

Response by SAETA President to The Australian “Restoring classic literature”, 5 November 2014.

Classic literature and the national English Curriculum. Response to The Australian “Great writers forge minds”, 4 November 2014.

Emphasis on content needed to improve reading? Response to The Australian “Curriculum report will be a test for Pyne’s political skill”, 15 October 2014.

Woolly phrases in the eye of the beholder. Response to The Australian “Back to basics in new curriculum: literacy and numeracy to the fore”, 11-12 October 2014.

Response to "Teachers in 'subliminal' bid to bar phonics", The Australian, 19 March 2009

Is it really the case that English teachers do not value their subject and want to downgrade literature in the national curriculum? Response to The Australian 1-2 March 2009

English Teachers oppose moves to strengthen the study of Australian literature, The Australian 18 September 2008

Class-based waffle, The Australian, 13 June 2008

Associate Professor Ilana Snyder's new book, The Literacy Wars, was pilloried in The Weekend Australian, 2 February 2008

What Dumbing Down says about Constructivism

International studies cast doubt on recommendations of the National Inquiry into the Teaching of Literacy

Phonics & Educational Research: Editorial "Reading the Riot Act: Critical literacy is about indoctrination, not education". The Australian, 5 September 2007

Critical literacy in international curriculum frameworks: Kevin Donnelly “A Canon We Can’t Afford to Overlook”, The Australian, 9 August 2007

“A Canon We Can’t Afford to Overlook”, Kevin Donnelly on Australian Literature in Schools,The Australian, 9th August 2007

Reading Recovery is failing, Justine Ferrari, The Australian, 18 June 2007

Kevin Donnelly approves of school vouchers, The Australian, June 9-10 2007

International Testing and the results of Australian students. Kevin Donnelly, The Australian, May 19-20 2007

Schools still fail on reading. Phonics & the Teaching of Reading, Justine Ferrari, The Australian, 30 April 2007