Early literacy was rated as the most important topic in education by more than 1,500 respondents to the International Literacy Association’s (ILA) “What’s Hot in Literacy” 2017 report, and it also ranked among the top five “hot,” or trending, topics. Other top-five important topics in the survey included literacy in resource-limited settings and access to books and content. Meanwhile, survey respondents rated teacher professional learning and development as both hot and important. These topics are all focal points of the Global Reading Network.
“An analysis of survey findings from a cross-sector of literacy leaders from Argentina to Zambia indicates a need to redirect conversations around literacy with a focus on what is important to literacy educators,” commented ILA Executive Director Marcie Craig Post. “Identifying these gaps, and then developing solutions to narrow them, will help the global community move the needle on literacy.” To learn more, visit this page on the ILA website.