Abstract: Learning to read is the most important milestone of a child’s education. However, reading is not a universal part of human experience, and global literacy rates are surprisingly low. In the first part of this talk, I will present empirical work showing how instruction and print experience come together to permit rapid, skilled reading. In the second part of the talk, I will describe how we are using reading science to improve global literacy, and how insights from practice are shaping our understanding of the most pressing research questions for the future.
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