Saturday, 2 August 2008

02. Portuguese get one laptop for every child

It seems that the Portuguese government have just bought a laptop for every child between the ages of 6 and 10 years old. This really is brilliant news and is likely to start things moving in other places. The one tiny problem is that they have no good literacy learning program in Portuguese. There is currently no such software around. Of course it does mean that they can learn every other subject. But the one subject that opens up all the others, development of reading and writing skills, is not there.

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