“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics, and factories. Literacy is a platform for democratization and a vehicle for the promotion of cultural and national identity. For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right... Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman, and child can realize his or her full potential.” ― Kofi Annan
Leading literacy development is key and crucial to the work of educational leaders. The Ministry of Education in Alberta, Canada defines literacy as "the ability, confidence, and willingness to engage with language to acquire, construct and communicate meaning in all aspects of daily living." I am convinced that when we talk about making a difference and helping students to achieve their dreams, we are really talking about equipping students to be lifelong learners by growing their literacy skills.
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