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
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.