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PAN: Children Policy Brief 2015: Education: every child must read by age 9 PAN: Children Policy Brief 2015: Education: every child must read by age 9 HOT

This is the first in a series of five policy briefs published by PAN: Children drawn from a study commissioned and funded by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) South Africa. It notes that most children in South Africa are not acquiring basic reading skills by the end of Foundation Phase (grades 1-3), precluding them from further learning; There are large inequalities in reading achievement between rich and poor children; and the later in life we attempt to repair early learning deficits, the costlier the remediation becomes.

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Version 2015
Author HSRC