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 and supported by the DG Murray Trust.  The report investigated opportunities to strengthen the literacy and language development of children between birth to 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 make a difference in terms of early literacy development as well as the implications for Policy and Practice.  

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