Narrowing the literacy gap: Making a case for the importance of early language and literacy development in South Africa

This learning brief summarises some of the most important findings of ‘Narrowing the Literacy Gap’, a recently published report coauthored by Dr Shelley O’Carroll and Rebecca Hickman.  The report investigated opportunities to strengthen the literacy and language development of children between birth and six years old. In this learning brief Dr. O’Carroll explains that literacy starts with language development and highlights the activities that we can do to enhance early literacy development as well as the implications for Policy and Practice.  Read more…

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