There is an old Tamil song with meaningful lyrics that talks about a kind and queen who had a son.
The prince who went hunting happened to catch a rabbit with 3 legs (one of the legs had probably been torn off by traps set in the forest).
Having caught a rabbit with 3 legs and never having seen one with 4 legs he kept insisting that all rabbits have only 3 legs.
You will not believe that the above is possible until you have discussions in LinkedIn with the ‘educated’ professors there.
Back in 2010 I had said that ‘Phonological awareness deficit ‘ is not the cause of children being unable to read. The professors asked me for DATA and despite me having told them that I am not a trained teachers they kept asking me for my credentials.
Now, research reports have surfaced echoing what I had said.
To-date no research has been done on why kids disengage from learning to read as it is not easy for researchers to replicate what I had done as you need to teach on a one on one basis for more than a few years and watch kids expressions. Furthermore you have to listen to the same kids reading in languages other than English which use the same Roman/Latin alphabets. Obviously those from US and UK are unable to do that.
Back then I also wrote about why kids disengage from learning to read and no one wanted to listen.
I have now, after collecting many corroborative evidences, written a book detailing why kids disengage from learning to read.There is more than one way to skin a cat.
You will be able to buy the book within 3 weeks but for those who can’t wait you may read it in kindle or as an e-book. Click on the words ‘Amazon Kindle’ at the bottom of the link attached and then you may read the sample pages while waiting for the hard copy.
Please buy a few copies and pass them to libraries, kindergartens and primary schools so that illiteracy may be reduced if not eradicated.
Get it here: https://notionpress.com/read/shut-down-kids