Cape Talk coverage: PIRLS Study findings

The new Progress in International Reading and Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2021 reading results show that South African children performed the worst of all participating countries, with 81% of Grade 4 learners unable to read for meaning in any language. Click here to listen to a Cape Talk interview with Justine Jowell, Programme Design and Development Lead at early learning non-profit SmartStart, which explores how ECD provides the foundational skills needed for academic success.