Thursday, November 29, 2007

South Africa rock bottom in international literacy study

Despite large investments in education we are not winning the war. 14697 students compared to US 4th grade level were surveyed from 397 schoolcountry side in an international PIRLS literacy study.

South Africa came last out of 38 countries after countries like Morocco, Kuwait and Qatar, Indonesia and Iran.

Where are things going really well? Russia, Hong Kong, Canada, Singapore, Luxembourg, Hungary, Italy, Sweden.

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