Australian Education Union takes stand against calls to overhaul reading instruction

Sarah Lansdown
June 20 2023 - 5:30am
Australian Education Union ACT branch president Angela Burroughs said teachers should be able to choose the methods they use to teach children to read. Picture by Elesa Kurtz
Australian Education Union ACT branch president Angela Burroughs said teachers should be able to choose the methods they use to teach children to read. Picture by Elesa Kurtz

The public school teachers union has blamed the widening gap between rich and poor for declining reading outcomes amid calls for an overhaul of reading instruction in the ACT.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email: sarah.lansdown@canberratimes.com.au

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