Dr. Jennifer Buckingham, Senior Research Fellow and Director of FIVE from FIVE project, The Centre for Independent Studies [www.cis.org.au] will address School leaders, Literacy co-ordinators and all interested teachers from NEAT Member Associations on
Tuesday 26 June,
4.30 pm for 5.00 pm at the
RYCT, Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay, Hobart
There is more sound research evidence on how children learn to read and the most effective ways to teach them than on any other aspect of education. Yet low literacy is still a major problem in Tasmania and across Australia. Dr. Jennifer Buckingham will discuss what she has learned from twenty years working on education policy and her research on reading instruction.
CIS and AITSL biography excerpts:
Dr. Buckingham is a Board member of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL); Associate Investigator, Centre for Cognition and Its Disorders (CCD), and Macquarie University Council member Learning Difficulties Australia (LDA). She commenced as an AITSL Director on 2 June 2015. At the Centre for Independent Studies, Dr. Buckingham has been researching and writing on education policy for over 15 years. She currently leads the CIS FIVE from FIVE Literacy Project, which aims to bridge the gap between research and practice in reading instruction.
Dr Buckingham’s main area of work is school education and she has published papers on school funding, international assessments, NAPLAN and My School, teacher training and employment, class size, and educational disadvantage. In early 2017, she chaired an expert advisory panel for the Australian government on the introduction of a national Year 1 literacy and numeracy assessment. Dr. Buckingham has a Ph.D. in literacy and social disadvantage from Macquarie University. She also acts as an Associate Investigator with the Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders.
Dr Buckingham has been at the forefront of the debate on education matters for more than a decade, with hundreds of articles in major newspapers and regular radio appearances. Her future work at CIS will continue to focus on school choice and funding, accountability for student performance, and effective instruction.
For more information about FIVE from FIVE, visit the website at www.fivefromfive.org.au.
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The NEAT AGM 2017-2018 will follow the conversations with Dr Buckingham