Families play a vital role in the process of skill formation, which is just as important as the role of schools.
Remote contact with families in the coronavirus emergency is critical, but learning on a screen is not how young children will gain the foundational and developmental skills they need.
The fact that teachers in Uganda's rural schools weren't trained in the local language means they can't teach children in their mother tongue and this leads to poor literacy acquisition.
Study presents a model that can be scaled to improve learning outcomes and transition rates for young people living in urban informal settlements.
A federal court with jurisdiction over Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee found that the state governments have a legal obligation to ensure that children can learn how to read.
There's more to learning than content. As long as kids maintain the essential literacy, numeracy and social skills, they will be well placed to pick up content they may have missed later.
New insights show that South Africa's education system is heading in the right direction.
Early intervention with reading challenges has very high success rates for supporting reading development, but it is much more difficult to improve reading skills in older students.
A creative writing project in South Australian prisons shows those inside can be eloquent, expressive and reflective.
Handwritten letters enhance relationships among people of all ages, and help children become empowered and inspired through the power of the pen.
Two literacy scholars share their concerns about growing pressure on educators to emphasize phonics to teach reading. In their view, critiques of other methods often rest on a false premise.
We have transitioned from a literate culture to one that values speed, immediacy and the decoding of small grabs of words in search for information. But old and new ways of reading can co-exist.
Australian education is still going backwards from where we started in 2000 – new PISA results show.
Every three years, the OECD releases its Programme for International Student Assessment results. Last time, Australia's education system was doing much worse than some other countries. Has it changed?
With a complex language, like English, learning to sound out words is critical but not enough for learning how to read.
A whole language approach to teaching reading gives kids a whole linguistic picture of how words work. This includes teaching individual letters and sounds, as well as what the words mean in context.
English is a code-based language, with 26 letters to represent 44 speech sounds. Children must first learn to master the code if they want to be successful readers.
Years 5-7 typically include the transition from primary to secondary but the reading slowdown can't just be blamed on this, because numeracy progress has improved. So what's going on with reading?
Unparalleled elegance and versatility in the design of the human hand, and the hand's connections with the brain, lie behind how humans learn to read and write.
What children say about free writing is similar to how professional authors describe the creative process. Teachers should give kids freedom to explore, providing guidance when it's due.