Non-profits provide critical services and social support for communities. They also provide settings where vital forms of social capital are produced.
Girls don’t just outperform boys when it comes to reading skills. They also say they like reading more than their male counterparts.
Political will is key to tackling pupils’ literacy struggles.
These interventions have the potential to boost South African children’s literacy.
A major international test has found about 80% of students have “more than elementary” skills in reading comprehension. This is the same result Australian students recorded in 2016.
With the proliferation of social media platforms, smart devices and apps, the demands on our attention have never been greater. But how is this affecting our ability to process and retain information?
The ‘back to basics’ debate over curriculum policy obscures what teachers say they really need: clear guidelines and benchmarks of progress.
Abridged family versions of classic works aimed at children were published throughout the 20th century.
NAPLAN testing has been brought forward from May to March and results will be reported against just four levels of achievement.
Grammar is the backbone of any language and kids need to understand it to communicate effectively.
A new report from the Grattan Institute calls for tutoring at school, in school hours to be rolled out across Australia.
To help people with communication disability, AI like ChatGPT needs to be accessible and inclusive from the start.
It’s counterproductive to push your child to read a whole chapter book independently if they are not ready. You might turn them off reading altogether. Here’s what to do instead.
After participation in the Literacy for Life Foundation adult literacy campaign, serious offences by students dropped by almost 65%.
How to make a ‘fortune teller’ or ‘chatterbox’ with children, and why the paper activity targets many developmental domains at once.
A hip-hop artist and scholar says that while rap stresses the oral tradition, the music is also rife with references to a rich range of literature that spans the globe.
A new report comes at a critical time. Every year, between 5% and 9% of Australian students do not meet year-level expectations in literacy or numeracy.
Given the clear importance of language skills for lifelong outcomes, it is critical to set children up early for language success.
This Book Week, don’t stress about the costume and don’t worry about what the other mums or dads are sewing or buying. Costumes are fun but what matters is to let your kid read what they enjoy.
It’s important to keep in mind public speaking has two parts to it: writing the speech and delivering it.