A new study from researchers at the Australian National University and University of Nevada in the US has revealed which countries are the world’s biggest bookworms – and discovered that having more books growing up, even if you don’t necessarily read more, improves educational outcomes. Norway (212), Sweden (210) and the Czech Republic (204) also beat English-speaking countries like the UK (143) and the US (114). “No matter what we controlled for, we always got this advantage of growing up around books,” Sikora said. 'The difficulty is the point': teaching spoon-fed students how to really read Read more“Literacy-wise, bookish adolescence makes up for a good deal of educational advantage,” the report said. “It is not just: if you read books as a kid, you are good at reading books later on.
Source: The Guardian October 12, 2018 01:52 UTC