12 Mar 2013

Literacy challenges raised at Auckland conference

3:29 pm on 12 March 2013

Finding new ways to improve literacy rates is a priority for educators and observers attending a forum in New Zealand this week.

30 representatives and observers at the Pacific Literacy Forum in Auckland have been discussing interventions in language and literacy development.

The meeting follows last year's Pacific Forum Education Ministers Meeting.

AusAid attendee, Florence O'Connor, says Kiribati has very low rates of literacy particularly among young children.

"We have to know what interventions that have been practised in other Pacific Islands and just to try and see, identify and see, whatever practise that we can bring back and share with our ministry colleagues in Kiribati."

Florence O'Connor