Illiteracy

Where Literacy Thrives

Alison Hubert | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK
Alison Hubert

Every September the world comes together on International Literacy Day (September 8) to celebrate all that being literate makes possible. While much p...

How Do We Solve England's Literacy Crisis? One Community At A Time

Jonathan Douglas | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Jonathan Douglas

We have brought together resources from community, business, education, local authority and charity partners to help identify where the most serious literacy issues lie and develop targeted strategies to reach the children and families most in need of support.

An International Comparison Of How Well Children Read Shows We Still Have A Long Way To Go

Jonathan Douglas | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Jonathan Douglas

We face a huge literacy challenge in England which is preventing many of our children and young people from being able to thrive and lead successful lives. Gender, socio-economic background and where children live are all at the heart of our literacy challenge. Boys in England are nearly twice as likely as girls to fall behind in early language and communication; and children at all ages from the lowest income groups are likely to be less literate than their counterparts from higher income groups.

Illiteracy Is the Root Cause of Almost Every Major Problem Humanity Faces

Lily Cole | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK
Lily Cole

There are 757million illiterate people in the world right now. And this is not a developing world problem: one in five children in the UK, or one in four in the US, leave primary school unable to read and write properly. Illiteracy is not a sexy or exciting topic. It's not confronting in its raw emotional power... People aren't directly dying or overtly suffering of illiteracy. As far as global issues go, it may feel a little vanilla. But when you look at the relationship between illiteracy and most other global issues, a statistical pattern emerges.

Teach First - A Lesson in Literacy

Stephen Fear | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK
Stephen Fear

People often say to me "how did you succeed at anything with no education"? Well the secret is I didn't. I was educated, but not in the conventional s...

Bad Literacy Directly Affects People's Health And The Society As A Whole.

J.N. Paquet | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK
J.N. Paquet

Shouldn't the government make eliminating child illiteracy one of its priorities in order to achieve just that and to create a fairer modern society for all?

How Education Has Become a Victim in Pakistan's War on Terror

Meliha Hayat | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK
Meliha Hayat

If different decisions had been made in Pakistan's history, this may have been possible but for now the future of good education in Pakistan remains bleak, if the leaders of this country invested more in the their education sector then perhaps the Taliban wouldn't have been able to recruit so many young men into their initiative.

Connected Women

Serpil Timuray | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Serpil Timuray

Right now, millions of women around the world cannot read. They are unable to read to their children, help them with their school work, read public transport information or understand the words written on a medicine bottle.

I Signed Away My Possessions Because I Couldn't Read

Wafaa Mohamad Ramadan | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Wafaa Mohamad Ramadan

My first husband married me when I was 12 years old. We travelled to Jordan to live together. He took a little girl with him who didn't know anything about life... I signed a paper I couldn't read because I wanted to make him happy - or maybe I didn't want to endure his anger. He started to treat me very badly. I was abused. We were eventually divorced.

What the Dickens Are We Doing to Our Children?

Lauren Davidson | Posted 14.01.2013 | Home
Lauren Davidson

Perhaps, as the bicentennial year draws to a close and we move into Dickens' third century, there is something else the Victorian author can teach us - and that is not to teach him to our children.

Illiteracy Costs UK £82bn A Year In Lost Business And Wages

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The estimated cost of illiteracy to the UK economy is £81.312bn each year, according to a new report. The interim report, released by the World Li...

Five-Year-Old Boys Struggling To Write Their Names

PA | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Almost one in five boys are struggling to write their own name at the age of five, figures suggest. Government statistics show a gen...