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The ABC of boosting literacy

Academics say the approach to language must change to give students the best chance of success.

Acquiring literacy involves a profound personal change for pupils. If reading is not an everyday practice, you need a shift of identity to learn to value reading. And if the practice is not affirmed, there is little chance for it to become embedded,” said Professor Chrissie Boughey, dean of teaching and learning at Rhodes University.

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