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Learning to Read

Literacy is a multi-faceted phenomenon. It has evolved through the ages in step with people's needs and living conditions and is influenced by several factors. In Canada, the school system set up in the mid-19th century as well as the various measures adopted to promote school attendance resulted in improvements in the literacy rate. In addition, the advent of a children's literature adapted to the interests of youths helped to develop their interest in reading and books.

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