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New Home for Marie Clay's work

MEDIA RELEASE 3RD SEPTEMBER 2013

Marie M. Clay's body of work finds a home with Scholastic NZ and Australia, through
Global Education Systems Ltd

As from September 1st 2013 Jill Eggleton and Tracy Strudley, directors of Global Education Systems Ltd, will promote and manage Marie M. Clays sensational body of work, globally.

Tracy Strudley said, “I enjoyed an excellent working relationship with Marie when I was export manager of Reed Publishing NZ Ltd where we published Marie’s work under the Heinemann imprint. It is an honour and a privilege to be looking after this great list again.”

For three decades Marie M. Clay has been acknowledged as a world leader in research on literacy learning, child development and the prevention of learning disorders.

Her early academic work as a child psychologist involved the observation and study of children as they acquire literacy.

An outcome of this research was the development of reliable tools for assessing progress with literacy learning and these instruments have been published and are widely used around the world today.

Marie’s decision to focus on struggling learners and the resulting development of the Reading Recovery early intervention changed how the education community worldwide viewed these children’s chances of becoming literate. 

There are many other publications by Marie M. Clay in the areas of writing, oral language and classroom learning.

Scholastic NZ and Scholastic Australia have been appointed the distributor in these markets.

“Marie Clay has made a huge contribution to the education of young children in Australia, New Zealand and around the world. Scholastic Australia and New Zealand is delighted to be able to continue bringing her resources to educators and parents.”
David Peagram, CEO Scholastic New Zealand and Australia

ENDS.

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