Letrz tu ɖ Gardịn: Investment in adult literacy could play a major role in ‘levelling up’

‘It is not poverty, or lack of parental support that cause a child in school to fail to read,’ says Jenny Hartland. Photograph: Getty/Tetra Images
‘It z nt poṿti, or lac v p’rentl s’port ɖt cōz a ćîld in scūl t fel t rīd,’ sz Jeni Hartḷnd. Foṭgraf: Geti/Tetra Iṃjz

Invstmnt in adultlitṛsi cd ple a mejr rǒl in ‘leṿlñ p’

(Transcription of two letters to the Guardian on 28 January 2022)

Su Huntr argyz ɖt litṛsi n ńmṛsi projects mst b invstd in. Jeni Hartḷnd adresz ɖ preśr v biyñ forst t lrn t rīd n rait tù yuñ.

Letrz, Frîde 28 Jańri 2022

In hr rvy v ɖ TV program Je Bledz: Lrnñ t Rīd at 51, Lūsi Mangn nots ɖt ɖr r 8 miłn adults in ɖ YC hu strugl wɖ rīdñ. Olso, az abt 25% v stetscūl pyplz d nt mīt ɖ xpctd rīdñstanddz bî ɖ ej v 11, it sīmz ɖt ʈñz r’nt gwñ t impruv eni de sn.

In 1999, Sr Clǎs Mǒzr wz cmiśnd bî ɖ guvnmnt t pṛdys a rport on adultlitṛsi n ńmṛsi (noun az ɖ Mǒzr rport). In ɖs h cncludd ɖt 23% v adults in ɖs cuntri hd lo litṛsiscilz n rec̣mndd a naśnl straṭji t impruv ɖ sićueśn.

Hvr, dspt s’xesiv guvnmnts hvñ spent biłnz v pǎndz on a vrayti v programz t recṭfî ɖs, in olmst 25 yirz ɖr hz bn litl or no impruvmnt.

F w riyli d wś t “levl p”, śrli ɖs z ɖ wn eria ẃr rzorsz śd b d’rectd. Wn ʈñ ɖ invstmnt in ɖz verịs litṛsiprojects hz ʈroun p ovr ɖ yirz z a hyj amǎnt v practicl evidns, ẃć cn pônt ɖ we t hǎ fyćr programz cd b s’xesfl.

22% v ɖ popyleśn livñ in poṿti, it z śrli ɖ tîm t rec̣gnîz ɖ old adij n nt jst “gv a man a fiś” bt t tīć him t fiś so ɖt h me fīd himslf n hiz faṃli fr lîf. Impruvñ adultlitṛsi (n ńmṛsi) z ɖ startñpônt.

Su Huntr
Bróc̣nhrst, Hampśr

Lîc Lūsi Mangn, I wz muvd bî Je Bledz’ acǎnt v hiz strugl t rīd. I tù wīp at ɖ numbrz hu fel, bt I wd tec iśu wɖ ɖ edyceśnl sîcoḷjist hu stops śort v xplenñ ɖs fełr bî simpli qotñ ɖ coṛleśn btwn poṿti/fri scūlmīlz n ilitṛsi. It z nt poṿti or lac v p’rentl s’port ɖt cōzz a ćîld in scūl t fel t rīd.

In mî xpirịns az a speśl edyceśnl-nīdz tīćr, it wz ɖoz factrz ẃć privntd mni ćildṛn fṛm brecñ ʈru ɖ far mor daṃjñ preśr v biyñ forst t lrn t rīd n rait tù yuñ.
No uɖr lanḡjculćr in Yṛp xpcts ćildṛn t cod n dīcod ritn lanḡj bfr ɖe r six or sevn yirz old. Ǎr ćildṛn hv ɖer confidns dstroid bî biyñ rqîrd at ɖ ej v for or fîv t rīd n rait a lanḡj ɖe hv bérli mastrd spīcñ; ɖt n ɖ doctṛner n naro tīćñmeʈ̇d v sinʈetic fonics.

Jeni Hartḷnd
Yorc

Instroduction to Ñspel

29/01/2022

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