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Title Insight: Reading Between the Lines
Published Australia : SBS, 2016
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Summary Why do so many Australians have poor literacy?</br></br>We may not be aware of it, but most of us know someone who struggles with reading and writing.</br></br>Around 44 per cent of adult Australians have literacy levels that make everyday tasks ?- like filling out a form or reading a prescription - very difficult. Sadly, our numeracy levels are worse with over half of Australian adults scoring low on international surveys.</br></br>Literacy standards in 21st Century Australia have increased dramatically. Computers and our digital age demand high-level literacy skills, while jobs that may have required minimal reading or writing? now involve extra checks and balances like filling out OH
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2016-08-23 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Functional literacy.
Illiterate persons.
Literacy programs.
Literacy -- Evaluation.
Literacy -- Psychological aspects.
Form Streaming video
Author Baker, Tony, contributor
Beetson, Jack, contributor
Brockie, Jenny, host
Brooke, Cynthia, contributor
Coenen, Jack, contributor
Hopkins, Mark, contributor
Johnson, Trina, contributor
Paul, Jade, contributor
Tout, Dave, 1950- contributor
Vilthoukas, Chris, contributor