20 Nov 2020

Private providers teaching teachers to teach reading

From First Up, 5:32 am on 20 November 2020

Ladbrooks School on the outskirts of Christchurch is one of dozens of schools nationwide that are paying private providers thousands of dollars to teach their teachers how to teach reading. Principal Penny O'Brien told our reporter Ruth Hill the structured literacy approach, which involves systematic instruction in phonics, is worth the investment - and the old approach is failing too many children.