The State of Literacy

The State of Literacy

International Literacy Day is upon us once again and with it the annual outrage regarding falling literacy rates of some group or another. As usual, standardised testing comes under scrutiny and literacy rate comparisons are pushed around in the media. Literacy, along with numeracy, creativity, critical thinking and communication skills are vital aspects of education…

Dr. Jennifer Williams on Teaching Boldly and the Meaning of Literacy Today

Dr. Jennifer Williams on Teaching Boldly and the Meaning of Literacy Today

In this episode, Jimmy Bowens converses with Dr. Jennifer Williams, a professor of education at St. Leo University in Florida and author of  Teach Boldly Using Edtech for Social Good. Jennifer is a self-confessed education activist and is an influential proponent of effective literacy strategies. Listeners, you are encouraged to pledge your support for the Children’s Rights…