Poorer children fall behind in literacy 

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JIM CURRAN
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Poorer children fall behind in literacy 

Post by JIM CURRAN » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:47 am

Poorer children fall behind in literacy 

Poorer children who fall behind in reading at an early age earn around 20% an hour less in later life, according to a study commissioned by the Read On. Get On.campaign, which says poor-quality nursery provision is letting the most disadvantaged children down.

Campaigners say the quality of private nurseries – which make up 75% of England’s provision – is too variable and weakest in the most disadvantaged areas.

Half of England’s privately run nurseries do not employ a single graduate teacher, according to research by the group, which warns that this is contributing to literacy problems among children.

http://www.theguardian.com/education/20 ... acy-nurses

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Re: Poorer children fall behind in literacy 

Post by pjay » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:37 pm

I find this completely unsurprising. In my job I have contact with a number of day nurseries some of which are considered to be very good. If I were a young parent, knowing what I know I would never leave a young child in any one of them on a full time basis. The staff whilst well intentioned are patently not trained or qualified to develop children's' learning and particularly not their language development. Unless and until the government is prepared to fund universal pre-school EDUCATION (not state sponsored child minding) will we see an improvement in the life chances of under privileged children. The children of well educated parents would, quite frankly,be better off at home with one of their parents.

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Re: Poorer children fall behind in literacy 

Post by JIM CURRAN » Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:45 am

Thanks pjay,for an interesting and informative post.
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