Irish 10-year olds are amongst the best in the world on literacy.

Wascurito

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Only Singaporean and Russian 10-year olds outperform their Irish contemporaries when it comes to literacy skills, according to a major international study of 43 countries. In another test, involving online reading, only the Singaporean kids were better.

This is a huge achievement by Irish teachers, despite years of cutbacks and high pupil-teacher ratios. Hats off to them!

RTÉ News: Literacy levels of Irish ten-year-olds among best in world, study shows
 


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This site could do with ten year olds as mods, judging by many thread titles.
 

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Only Singaporean and Russian 10-year olds outperform their Irish contemporaries when it comes to literacy skills, according to a major international study of 43 countries. In another test, involving online reading, only the Singaporean kids were better.

This is a huge achievement by Irish teachers, despite years of cutbacks and high pupil-teacher ratios. Hats off to them!

RTÉ News: Literacy levels of Irish ten-year-olds among best in world, study shows
We're not that literate a country. We can't even spell BUS LANE.
 

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Only Singaporean and Russian 10-year olds outperform their Irish contemporaries when it comes to literacy skills, according to a major international study of 43 countries. In another test, involving online reading, only the Singaporean kids were better.

This is a huge achievement by Irish teachers, despite years of cutbacks and high pupil-teacher ratios. Hats off to them!

RTÉ News: Literacy levels of Irish ten-year-olds among best in world, study shows


So we can sit smugly in the knowledge that we have the literacy of erudite 10 year olds.


Unfortunately, at the age of early 20s, we lag way way behind:

http://www.nala.ie/sites/default/files/publications/International Adult Literacy Survey - results for Ireland_0_1.pdf
 

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How robust was the testing and sampling of what schools were picked? if the "poorly" funded Irish system is up against world class countries like Finland or Norway are there other factors at play? Do Irish parents spend more time reading to their kids? , being English speaking is there just better material aimed at kids here? or so far have we avoided the multi culti problems that would be showing up in countries like France and Germany where kids are speaking different languages at home?
 

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What makes this achievement all the more remarkable is that the tests were - presumably - done through English: a notoriously un-phonetic language that's in dire need of spelling reform.
 

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What makes this achievement all the more remarkable is that the tests were - presumably - done through English: a notoriously un-phonetic language that's in dire need of spelling reform.
Double plus good idea.
 

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Take your positivity somewhere else. There's no room for that sort of thing on P.ie.
Realists want to know why we would have such outstanding literacy skills at 10, but fall way below average at 18. That's a pretty important question pertaining to the hundreds of millions of Euros of our money that politicians spend on our behalf on education right?


Or is there only room for unicorns and rainbows on P.ie?
 

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The reason is simply because we have one of the higher white populations in Europe(for now), countries like Germany and France are plummeting in literacy skills since the influx of immigrants from 3rd world countries

 

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What was that former teacher who posted on p.ie who was always giving out ?

You would miss him.
 

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Wait until they start using mobile phones...it all goes t1ts up, thereafter.

On a related note, I am tired of reading emails from younger work colleagues who seem unable to know how to form proper sentences.
 


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