“Having access to books in one’s mother-tongue and English can enable children to be powerful learners”


It is one thing to learn how to read. It is quite another thing to keep up your reading ability. You need access to books, newspapers, magazines. Even knowing how to read does not automatically mean that is is easy to read a book with all its won complexities.  Cindy Mkaza is working on a … Continue reading “Having access to books in one’s mother-tongue and English can enable children to be powerful learners”

We must get to the bottom of schools textbook mistakes


The writer of this article talks about a four legged stool having three legs, danger looms in a construction like that. This is not a safe situation for a child. This little story is mentioned for the situation of educational books is not very clear. How many books contain mistakes and every mistake is like … Continue reading We must get to the bottom of schools textbook mistakes

Why we must change how we teach literature


Students flock to university in order to get a degree and in the end, after finishing the studies,  a proper job in which they can use the skills and the knowledge they gained during their studies. But what about teaching literature at our universities? This writer wonders if we need a thorough change at our … Continue reading Why we must change how we teach literature

Do only 14% of South Africans read books?


You need to have good eyes and a keen brain to read statistics.  This is shown in this article about a statement, a very official statement, about the percentage of South Africans that do read books. In search of the facts something else showed. Was the percentage of 14 the right one? 

One-textbook directive


The world of books is a lucrative world, to be more precise the world of educational books. When a writer and publisher get a certain book through the doors of the Education Building the orders will roll in. So to get your books into the classroom is very important.  The Kenya Secretary of Education has … Continue reading One-textbook directive