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Learning to read for pleasure is a serious matter – NZ schools should embrace a new curriculum

A refreshed New Zealand curriculum could require teachers to emphasise the joy of reading, not just the technical skills required. Research supports this long-overdue shift in practice.
Children must be taught to read for comprehension, not just to parrot what they hear. Shutterstock

South Africa has a reading crisis: why, and what can be done about it

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.
The amount of time kids are spending on mobile devices is increasing. Eric Peacock

How much screen time is good for kids?

Kids who watch educational programs such as ‘Sesame Street’ show better academic skills. But this does not mean all children can learn from educational media.

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