The Importance of Literacy #Infographic

The Importance of Literacy #Infographic

While there has been extensive documentation of the benefits of home language literacy, the Australian education system has not been proactive in providing institutional support for its development. This paper investigates the impact of (il)literacy in the home language on bilingual / multilingual children's academic, affective, and social development and proposes principles that home-language literacy programs should meet in order to be effective. It discusses programs that could be easily adapted to meet the needs of the linguistically and culturally diverse Australian context, although designed to develop literacy or second-language proficiency mainly in classroom contexts.

We argue that the cost of not investing in successful home-language literacy programs will be higher in the long run than the cost of implementing them, and recommend that Australia consider supporting grassroots home-language literacy programs in a bid to improve overall literacy outcomes for home-language speakers.

The Importance of Literacy #Infographic

Source:www.infographickingdom.com

Share This Infographic On Your Site

Post a Comment

0 Comments