Learning Brief: Proactive Interventions to Build Stronger Learning Foundations

One of South Africa’s biggest developmental challenges is the large proportion of children who cannot read for meaning in early grades. Reading with comprehension is a fundamental skill upon which others are built. Children who do not have strong learning foundations are not equipped to read for meaning and, without adequate support, they struggle to reach their potential with long-term social- and economic consequences for the country. We can’t rely on schools alone to fix the country’s literacy problem as causal factors occur before children enter primary school.

To read this learning brief, download a pdf here or read it magazine-style on ISSUU here. Download the full Hands-on Learning publication (Issue 22) here as a pdf.


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