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Almost half of Tasmanians ‘functionally illiterate’

Almost 50 per cent of Tasmania’s population is functionally illiterate, a parliamentary committee heard on Tuesday. Tasmanians are believed to be disproportionately affected by illiteracy due to intergenerational and regional disadvantage, as well as lower education attainment among young Tasmanians. ...

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Partnership helps make a difference in Indigenous literacy

Australia’s largest supplier of education resources to secondary schools has congratulated the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) for its tireless work in bolstering young Indigenous Australians’ literacy levels and engagement across remote parts of Australia. Campion Education partnered with ILF in ...

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Are digikids less literate? Four Corners wrap-up

Is Australian children’s literacy in crisis? Among teachers, academics and politicians, the consensus is largely ‘yes’ – or we’re wobbling precariously on the edge. While primary years performance tends to be strong, something happens in the transition to high school; ...

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