The importance of education is one of the most controversial issues facing the country today.
This year, the education minister has decided to give parents more power in their child’s life and to encourage parents to read to their children.
It is the first time a minister has taken this step, and it is a clear indication of the growing interest of parents and teachers in reading.
In September, the first minister and her cabinet met with a group of children from four local schools in a bid to help them with reading.
The meeting took place as the government was planning a national day of reading in schools.
“We wanted to encourage teachers to take the time to read their children, especially in the first grade, and that’s when I came up with this idea,” Ms O’Leary said.
“There are children who can’t read, so what we are looking at is what can we do to get them interested in reading and help them develop that independence.”
Ms O’Donnell said the goal of the event was to give families a voice in their children’s education, but the meeting also reflected wider changes.
“The reading of children has been the backbone of our education system,” she said.
At the meeting, she and her colleagues talked about the need for more children to read and how parents should help their children read.
She said parents need to have “the ability to talk to their child and be there for them and encourage them”.
“When parents feel they have a sense of control over their child, it makes it easier to make decisions,” Ms Larkin said.
The education minister said she believed there was still room for improvement.
“It is a difficult balance, but we do have to think about the whole family and I think there is still a lot more we can do for parents to make sure they are well-equipped to do so,” she added.
Topics:education,education-industry,government-and-politics,schools,school-and‐learning,family-and–children,children,community-and‑society,canberra-2600,actFirst posted September 01, 2019 12:08:56Contact Karen O’NeillMore stories from Australia