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IFS discusses the topic of reading literacy in Wuppertal

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The recent Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) shows that almost 20 percent of pupils in grade four in Germany are not able to read properly. That is an urgent need for action, as Dr. Franziska Schwabe outlined with other experts at a panel discussion. After all, language is not only a precondition for school education and the future career, but for social participation. Therefore, it is not sufficient to decipher the letters in a text, but it is crucial to understand its meaning. As every school subject is affected, the German lesson is not the only one to teach these skills.