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All teachers need to teach language and literacy, not just English teachers

Whose responsibility is it to teach language? This Conversation article argues it is that of all teachers.

Proposed changes to the New South Wales English syllabus reinforce the misguided idea that the teaching of language and literacy skills should fall chiefly to English teachers, leaving other teachers to focus more on their subject content.

The plan follows a report by the NSW Education Authority (NESA) that found students’ writing standards had fallen sharply over recent years.

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