Why Australia needs a Reading Guarantee: A Grattan speed briefing - Grattan Institute

Why Australia needs a Reading Guarantee: A Grattan speed briefing

In this special online speed-briefing, Grattan education experts Jordana Hunter and Anika Stobart will unpack the findings of their new report, The Reading Guarantee: How to give every child the best chance of success.

05.02.2024

A Grattan Institute Webinar

Date Tuesday 13 February

Time 12 Noon – 12:20pm AEDT 

Australia is not good at teaching children to read. A shockingly big proportion of our students go through school without learning to read well. That’s terrible for them and it’s bad for our economy and society.

In this special online speed-briefing, Grattan education experts Jordana Hunter and Anika Stobart will unpack the findings of their new report, The Reading Guarantee: How to give every child the best chance of success.

Jordana and Anika will detail the extent of the problem, identify the causes, and propose a six-step plan to transform the way reading is taught in our schools. All you need to know, in just 20 minutes.

Panel


Jordana Hunter

Speaker

Jordana Hunter is the Education Program Director at Grattan Institute. She has an extensive background in economics and education policy, having held roles in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet, and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Her research interests are in evidence-based policy design and implementation, and teaching quality. She has a PhD in public policy from the University of Melbourne.

Anika Stobart

Speaker

Anika Stobart is a Senior Associate at Grattan Institute. She advocates for evidence-based reform on social, health, economic, and environmental issues, and has experience working in government and not-for-profit organisations. In her time with the Health and Aged Care Program at Grattan, Anika has co-authored reports on climate change and health, COVID-19 policy, and aged care. She has appeared on Grattan webinars, in the media, presented to the US Medicare for All Congressional Caucus about Australia’s experience with COVID-19, and published two journal articles.