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To the average Briton, reading is a skill unlikely to be described as life-saving. But on the bright, red plains of rural Uganda, the story is an entirely different one. A child born to a mother who c...
"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark."
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It's all about the three Rs.
I attended school like most children, but for me something was not right. At primary school, teachers would say: "You’re not keeping up with the class". By the time I reached high school, I was completely illiterate; I couldn't even spell basic words like ‘bread’ and ‘milk’.
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New ABC series looks at how we can improve secondary education in Australia.
Literacy levels of Australian children are worsening in a “slow motion disaster,” with new analysis revealing one in five children who started school this year already don’t have the skills to learn p...