International Study Says South African School Literacy is in Trouble

Univeristy of Pretoria
Publication Date:
6 December 2017
South Africa, Children and Youth, Education

The 2016 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) report paints an alarming picture of school-level literacy in South Africa, with no significant progress since the last report in 2011, and South Africa coming in last place out of the 50 countries participating in the study. University of Pretoria (UP) researchers completed the South African leg of this global study into reading and literacy in grade 4 students.


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