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Computers help reading.

Sitting in front of a computer screen helps schoolchildren learn to read and write more quickly, British scientists said on Friday.

Literacy skills improved five times more quickly than average among children in primary schools who used computers properly, according to a team of researchers based at Newcastle University.

Numeracy skills improved almost three times more quickly than average, the study of 20 school classes showed.

"The findings . . . may reduce fears among some parents that the use of computers by schools hinders the reading and writing development of pupils," the study said.
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Jan 18, 2000
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