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  • Reports

Fixing the Broken Promise for Education for All: Findings from the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children

By: UNESCO Institute for Statistics

January 1, 2015

Fixing the Broken Promise of Education for All, a report produced by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and UNICEF, could not be more timely.

Education for All|Learning Outcomes

Region - Global

Region: Global

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching
  • Text and Materials

Publication Type

  • Reports

Reading Research in Morocco

By: RTI International, Varlyproject, AUI

October 20, 2014

Research on Reading in Morocco

Region - North Africa, Middle East

Region: Morocco

Topics

  • Scaling Up/Scalability
  • Policy Issues

Publication Type

  • Reports

Communication for Behavior Change to Support Early Grade Reading

By: RTI International

July 1, 2014

This report discusses two overarching themes for the behavior change communication (BCC) activity under Education Data for Decision Making (EdData II), Task Order 20.

Behavior Change Communication|Literacy|Research

Region: Global

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching
  • Parent & Community Involvement/Support

Publication Type

  • Reports

Task Order 20: Measurement and Research Support to Education Strategy Goal 1

By: Schmidt, Karen

July 1, 2014

Applying Lessons from Behavior Change Communications to the Design of an Intervention Promoting Family and Community Support for Learning to Read

Parent and Community Involvement & Support|SBCC|Social and Behavior Change Communication|Behavior Change

Region - Global

Region: Global

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching
  • Text and Materials

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

Improving Reading Outcomes in Kenya: First-year Effects of the PRIMR Initiative

By: Benjamin Piper, Stephanie Simmons Zuilkowski, Abel Mugenda

July 1, 2014

The PRIMR Initiative aims to improve literacy learning by aligning curriculum and teacher practices with current research, providing ongoing instructional support and observation, and supplying basic instructional materials and English and Kiswahili books for students.

Literacy|Reading|Bilingual Education|RCT|Instructional Practice

Region - East South Africa

Region: Kenya

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching
  • Policy Issues

Publication Type

  • Reports

Incentives & Accountability in Education

By: Gustavo Arcia, Alejandro Ome, Vi-Nhuan Le, Alicia Menedez

June 1, 2014

This report is based on two original papers written by RTI International and NORC at the University of Chicago. The paper by NORC at the University of Chicago was written by Alejandro Ome, Vi-Nhuan Le, and Alicia Menendez.

Incentives|Accountability|school management

Region: Global

Topics

  • Language of Instruction

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

How Important is Teaching Phonemic Awareness to Children Learning to Read in Spanish?

By: Claude Golderberg, Tammy Tolar, Leslie Reese, David Francis, Antonio Bazan, Rebeca Mejia-Arauz

June 1, 2014

This comparative study examines relationships between phonemic awareness and Spanish reading skill acquisition among three groups of Spanish-speaking first and second graders: children in Mexico receiving reading instruction in Spanish and children in the United States receiving reading instruction in either Spanish or English.

Phonemic Awareness|Spanish|Reading

Topics

  • Parent & Community Involvement/Support
  • Policy Issues

Publication Type

  • Policy Papers

The Implementation and Evaluations of School Decentralization Programs in Developing Economies: Evidence from India

By: Anjini Kochar

June 1, 2014

Low learning levels in many developing economies are most frequently blamed on the lack of accountability of teachers and school administrators in the centralized schooling systems that characterize these economies. To address this, governments are increasingly decentralizing oversight of schools, requiring schools to form school development and management committees (SDMCs).

Decentralization|School Governance|Accountability|Learning

Region - South Asia

Region: India

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching
  • Testing and Assessment
  • Parent & Community Involvement/Support

Publication Type

  • Briefs

Communication for Behavior Change to Support Early Grade Reading

By: Schmidt, Karen, DeStefano, Joseph

May 15, 2014

Part 1: What is Social and Behavior Change Communication?
Part 2: What is the history and theoretical basis for SBCC?
Part 3: What is the best way to develop an SBCC Strategy?

Parent and Community Involvement & Support|SBCC|Social and Behavior Change Communication|Behavior Change

Region - North America

Region: North America

Topics

  • Language of Instruction

Publication Type

  • Literature Review

Additive Language Learning for Multilingual Settings

By: Agatha van Ginkel

May 1, 2014

This paper aims to answer the following question: when can the medium of instruction successfully include more than the mother tongue? It also explores ways to determine this threshold level of knowledge and whether this threshold levels is different for different languages.

Mother Tongue|Bilingualism|Reading

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Region: Global

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