Reading is a crucial skill, and several strategies can help children improve their reading.
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Initiatives to tackle South Africa's reading crisis must take the country's realities into account.
Victims of ATM fraud in Nigeria are often shocked to find out that their defrauders are close family friends or relatives.
We need to adapt learning styles to suit those whose first language isn’t English.
Students from non-English speaking backgrounds learn differently depending on the types and number of languages they speak and are literate in.
Extensive research shows that textbooks are crucial to children’s learning.
Textbooks have been at the centre of two major South African court cases. They may not be a magical cure for all the country's education ills, but research shows they are a critical part of learning.
Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton watches as a youngster is enthralled by a picture book in New York.
This research suggests that there is one simple way to equip your children for a life of literacy from their infancy: show them picture books.
If African pupils get a quality good education, it can benefit their long-term health.
If Malawian children do not learn basic skills like reading, will this harm them in the long term? Recent evidence suggests the answer is yes – at least in terms of their health.
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Two initiatives aimed at getting children to learn and read more have just launched with a flourish. The $15m Global Learning Xprize pits teams of innovators across the world in a competition aiming to…