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    Spelling Society

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    تاريخ التسجيل : 25/12/2009
    الموقع : فارسكور - دمياط - مصر ( مدرسة فارسكور الاعدادية للبنين )

    Spelling Society

    مُساهمة  مصطفى منصور في الأربعاء يناير 06, 2010 8:28 pm

    The Spelling Society started in 1908 and has the aim of raising awareness of the problems caused by the irregularity of English spelling and to promote remedies to improve literacy. The Spelling Society publishes leaflets, newsletters, journals, books and bulletins to promote our aim. We also feature in the media on TV, on radio and in print.

    A short list of the problems caused by the irregularity of English spelling starts with children being taught the alphabet and finding that it is a poor guide on how to reliably pronounce the written form or reproducing spoken words in writing.

    This leads inevitably to poor results in other areas of learning, as without literacy competency, no child can master other subjects.

    Apart from the loss in terms of peoples? working lives there are other costs associated with remedial classes, additional spelling classes, all of which would be better used in teaching other subjects in a world that requires a skilled and knowledgeable work force.

    The costs run into billions of pounds annually.

    So should English spelling be modernised?
    For the same reason that the currency was decimalised, temperature, weight and distance measurements were modernised?

    The time taken to teach the decimalised system for currency, temperature, weights and distances is far shorter and more certain than when 240 pence equalled a pound, 32 degrees Fahrenheit equalled the temperature of ice and pounds and ounces were taught. Already there is a generation that was spared these ancient measurements.

    To improve literacy in the general population, modernisation of the spelling system will bring similar benefits to what decimalisation brought.

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