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12 December 2012

Home language in crisis

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Grade 4 pupils tested in African languages perform worse than those tested in English and Afrikaans in international literacy assessments.

This data was released yesterday for the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (Pirls). The Pirls were written by Grade 5 pupils in 49 countries.

Source: Sowetan

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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