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Paying Parents to Read to Their Children Boosts Literacy Skills

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers have found a surprising way to help boost the skills of children with language impairment: Pay their parents to read to them.  A new study tested four techniques to get parents or other caregivers to complete a 15-week literacy intervention for their children with language impairment.  Only one of those techniques – paying parents 50 cents for each reading session – led to children showing significant gains in reading test scores, findings showed.  “We were somewhat stunned to find that paying parents had this strong effect. We didn’t anticipate this,” said Laura Justice, lead author of the study and professor of educational psychology at The Ohio State University.  The other three techniques tried in the study were offering positive feedback to the parents, offering encouragement, and modeling to parents how to read in a way that improved children’s literacy skills.  None of these three was helpful, and offering feedback actually had a slight…

Global Crisis

F Guzzardi

The best way to explain the global crisis that shakes the world? Just look at the toys stores where .. 80% of the products are of Asian origin. The labor cost significantly more lowest of any western country, pushes companies around the world, to transfer the business in these countries. The economic power shifts eastward and nothing may stop the process.

The paradox is that, a structure of type communist react better to this problem, if the companies were run by government (as in the communist regimes) the problem would be easily resolved.
So we're paradoxical Democrat, who abdicated in favor of former communist regimes, which apply the liberal commercial system?

The democracy that becomes a victim of herself, demonstrating the vulnerability of ideologies that are always subject to revision in the light of changes in Geo political structure of the world.

Reviewing a policy of the state, which would also participate in a minimum contribution, which can prevent the emigration of large companies to other countries, in order to rebalanced the international markets with economic exchanges and the labor force.
Reduce the profits of big companies, increasing jobs and leveling wage standards, an equilibrium would allow better management of international markets with fair profits among the countries most wealthy and those who not.

Best of communist ideology, associated with the foundations of liberal democracy ... is not this the key to a better future?

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