Progress In International Reading Literacy

Every child deserves to be read aloud to

Of paramount importance is the enjoyment of reading, a responsibility that not only rests on the shoulders of educators, but also of parents

How you can be part of the solution to our literacy crisis

It is not a problem government can solve alone — individuals can also contribute resources and their time

Better trained teachers will lead to economic transformation

The World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report 2016, which ranks the quality of education in 139 countries, placed South Africa 137th

Children must be able to read with comprehension about their heritage

Literacy in South Africa has to improve if people are to have a better quality of life

South Africa’s reading crisis: Focus on the root cause, not the peripherals

Initiatives to tackle South Africa's reading crisis must take the country's realities into account

Foundation phase calls for new idea

The manner of testing children focuses on what they know and ignores their potential to learn

Teach in first language, it’s the key to success

Switching to second-language teaching too early places pupils at a great disadvantage

Reading must be central to our lives

Reading, especially of African languages, is a complex, under-researched area undertaken by teachers and subject advisers who are ill-prepared

We do have solutions for SA’s reading crisis

Several excellent projects could be expanded immediately — for a meagre R500-million a year

Learning can’t prosper in a broken society

Social ills, plus the effect of poverty, are reflected in our schools and require redress at many levels

Literacy must start at infancy

Parents and early childhood educators are as vital as foundation phase teachers

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Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

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