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Undiagnosed Learning Disabilities and Low Literacy Rates in the U.S.

Learning to read is something most people in the U.S. don’t remember well. While many people take for granted their ability to skim through a magazine in the checkout line, others struggle to put their thoughts to paper or to interpret articles, books, and other media. For adults and young people living with a Specified Learning Disability (SLD), literacy is a challenge that doesn’t begin and end in the classroom.

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Literacy = Freedom

Why does literacy matter? It’s a terribly simple question but the answer is not obvious to everyone. Literacy provides people with the freedom to find employment, positively engage in society and intellectually free themselves from the shackles of illiteracy.

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A Tech Guide to the Future of Learning

In the quickly-evolving worlds of literacy and technology, it can be hard to know where to look when searching for relevant and interesting inventions. Read this guide to some of the most exciting products on the education technology market in 2020.

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World Literacy Summit Speaker Dr. Terri Horton EdD: Tech for Good

Dr. Terri Horton is a workforce futurist, artificial intelligence business strategist and the founder of FuturePath, LLC. She will be speaking at Tech for Good: Future of Learning on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at Said Business School. She will be discussing ‘Emotional Intelligence and the Human Experience in the Age of AI’.

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Education in a Time of Callous Conflict

Imagine you’ve slumped down in your chair for the new term. Your classmates are buzzing around you as the bell signals a new period. A figure walks through the door and you hastily grab your brand-new textbooks out of your bag.

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Technology and Education in the New Era

Computers and the internet have become powerful tools for improving the way we do almost everything, from communication to entertainment and, perhaps most importantly, education.

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The Reality of Schools in Tanzania

Imagine you're stood in front of a class of 40+ primary school children. None of them speaks English and you don't speak a word of their native language. You have one textbook, a blackboard and two pieces of chalk. Now, teach!

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What Inclusion in Education Means

What does inclusion in education mean? We do think children all over the world deserve an education. We must tailor the way we provide education to encompass children of varying abilities.

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Book Clubs, a way to enhance reading skills in the communities

Education in Ghana still faces many challenges. Low education quality, absence of trained or qualified teachers, gender inequality and lack of educational resources have led the youth in the community to grow up directionless.

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Be a speaker at the World Literacy Summit 2020

If your work relates to literacy and you believe reading changes lives, we encourage you to submit a paper with the view of presenting at the World Literacy Summit next April 5-8, 2020 at Oxford in the UK.

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The Kosovo Children’s Hidden Reading Comprehension Crisis

Children in Kosovo face daunting challenges in reading comprehension. The 2015 Kosovo PISA report revealed a low performance of children in reading. Reading is not included as a continuous classroom activity, and there is a lack of books and limited access to school libraries.

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Reading Changes Lives!

Illiteracy has many negative effects on children’s lives as they grow. It impacts their education, and later it prevents them from becoming employed and also endangers patients’ lives. By educating children, these consequences can be avoided.

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