In 1980, 60 percent of 12th graders said they read a book, newspaper or magazine every day for pleasure. By 2016, only 16 percent did.
The latest What Kids Are Reading report finds that secondary school students aren't challenging themselves – and it could limit their choices later in life.
The problem in learners' reading performance lies in how reading is taught in most South African schools. Learners are not taught to understand the written word and make sense of it for themselves.
Digital textbooks might be less cumbersome. But a new series of studies finds that reading from screens can hamper our ability to process and retain information.
Four tips for teaching reading.
Around a fifth of children aged five to 16 will experience reading difficulties. Schools need clear guidelines on how to choose the best literacy programs for their students.