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Literacy, and related things // was Putting the duh in Florida

From:Morgan Palaeo Associates <morganpalaeo@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 5, 2000, 5:09
Nik Taylor wrote:

> I have a hard time believing these figures. I suppose that people could > be good at faking literacy, but I have a hard time believing that a > tenth, or even a quarter according to John Cowan, could be illiterate, > unless you're using a pretty narrow definition of literacy.
On the positive side, Australian schools place a *lot* more emphasis on getting students to write essays and to answer questions in paragraph form. On the negative side, this is a country where people are living in misery and then dying because intercultural and interlanguage communication is not taken seriously. Adrian.