U.K.'s highly structured "literacy hour" a success

05/19/2005

Education Next finds that Britain's "literacy hour," a formal daily reading and writing program for children ages 5 to 11 in selected schools, significantly boosted reading and English scores of all students, especially boys. The authors conclude long-term benefits of the program are cost-effective compared with reducing class sizes or raising teachers salaries. Education Next (Summer 2005)

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