Podcast: Exploring literacy in New Zealand

Dr Michael Johnston
Melissa Derby
29 August, 2023

Join us for a thought-provoking conversation between Dr Michael Johnston and Dr Melissa Derby (Ngāti Ranginui), a seasoned expert in education and literacy. Dive into the nuances of literacy in New Zealand, from the ongoing 'Reading Wars' debate to the concept of multi-literacies. Melissa's insights shed light on the role of cultural contexts, oral language, and the delicate balance between traditional and modern teaching methods. Explore how literacy shapes young minds and gain valuable perspectives on the evolving landscape of education in New Zealand. 


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