Literacy research: The Australian and international context

Year: 2006

Author: Hempenstall, Kerry

Type of paper: Refereed paper

There is a burgeoning agreement concerning the qualities that enable skilled reading, the conditions that hinder its development, the instructional features that support it, and how best to supply effective intervention to those students who falter. These features have been described in authoritative reports in the USA (National Reading Panel, 2000), Great Britain (Rose Report, 2006), and Australia (Nelson Enquiry, 2005). This session will discuss the commonalities between these reports and consider how these elements have been incorporated in effective literacy programs.