literacy

 
We haven’t achieved the aims of June 16
We haven’t achieved the aims of June 16
The June 16 1976 uprising was a series of protests by black pupils in response to the Afrikaans-medium decree of 1974. For the government dominated...
It takes a village to end illiteracy
It takes a village to end illiteracy
I learnt to write more or less at the same time that I learnt to read. My writing and reading teacher was my maternal grandfather. He would write...
Reading must be central to our lives
Reading must be central to our lives
The international report released towards the end of last year, indicating low reading levels among South African children, is a cause for great...
Illiteracy threatens our democracy
Illiteracy threatens our democracy
What we read as children can tell us a lot about ourselves and the world we live in. The influences of our family, our schoolteachers and the...
​Pupils’ scores show change is possible
​Pupils’ scores show change is possible
COMMENTThe Human Sciences Research Council released the results of South Africa’s participation in the Trends in International Mathematics...
How reading can change your life
How reading can change your life
I grew up in a household where there were no shelves filled with books. My father was illiterate and my mother read Oracle and Miracle, two thin paperbacks from the United Kingdom which could hardly be considered as literature....
Parents worried about use of interactive e-books
Parents worried about use of interactive e-books
The majority of British parents are concerned about their children using interactive e-books, according to a new survey, with respondents suggesting they feared e-books would negatively affect their children’s attention span or expose them to inappropriate content....
Books help boost preschoolers' IQ
Books help boost preschoolers' IQ
It has been conservatively estimated that 200-million young children, predominantly from Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, are failing to achieve their...
[Video]Underground Library: 'Better than school'
[Video]Underground Library: 'Better than school'
The project is helping children improve their literacy through play, music and drama and a child with a learning disability has benefited already.
Bringing literacy to all
Bringing literacy to all
Research indicates that by the year 2015 an estimated 5.7-million children in South Africa will be orphaned, many of them left without any kind of...

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