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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

  • 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

Topics

  • Predictive Factors

Publication Type

  • Literature Review

Screening of School Readiness Skills: A Review of the Literature

By: Sylvia Linan-Thompson

May 1, 2014

Ensuring that children are successful in school is one of the main tasks of an education system. Although widely recognized that learning begins in the home where children acquire many important skills (Irwin, Siddiqi, Hertzman, 2010), a seamless transition to formal schooling is necessary for academic success.

School Readiness|Pre-screening Assessments|Cognitive Factors

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Region: Global

Topics

  • Language of Instruction
  • Testing and Assessment

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

Improving Early-grade Literacy in East Africa: Experimental Evidence from Kenya and Uganda

By: Adrienne Lucas, Patrick McEwan, Patrick Ngware, Moses Oketch

April 1, 2014

Primary school enrollments have increased rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa, spurring concerns about low levels of learning. The authors analyze field experiments in Kenya and Uganda that assessed whether the Reading to Learn intervention, implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation in both countries, improved early-grade literacy as measured by common assessments.

RCT|Reading to Learn|Language of instruction|Aga Khan|Literacy|Education for All

Region - East South Africa

Region: Kenya, Uganda

Topics

  • Policy Issues

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

Improving Learning in Primary Schools of Developing Countries: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Experiments

By: Patrick McEwan

April 1, 2014

In this paper, the author gathered 77 randomized experiments (with 111 treatment arms) that evaluated the effects of school-based interventions on learning in developing country primary schools.

Incentives|health campaigns|school management|ICT|Teacher Training|Pedagogy|text|RCT

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Region: Global

Topics

  • Emergent Literacy

Publication Type

  • Reports

Early Literacy Promotion in Rwanda: Opportunities and Obstacles

By: Ishya Consulting, LTD

April 1, 2014

Rwanda has achieved remarkable progress in expanding access to schooling, but there are still significant challenges to address—including the question of

Early Literacy Promotion in Rwanda

Region - East South Africa

Region: Rwanda

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

Supporting Change in Literacy Instruction in Malawi

By: Misty Sailors, James V. Hoffman, P. David Pearson, Nicola McClung, Jaran Shin, Tionge Saka, Liveness Mwale Phiri

April 1, 2014

In this study, the authors examined the effectiveness of an innovative approach to literacy instruction in Malawi on teachers' perceptions, attitudes, and instructional practices.

Professional Development|Coaching|Language of instruction|Teacher Beliefs

Region - East South Africa

Region: Malawi

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching
  • Parent & Community Involvement/Support

Publication Type

  • Reports

Learning to Improve Learning

By: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

February 1, 2014

This paper provides a synthesis of what we know about how to improve learning outcomes. Three areas seem to be critical: (1) improved instruction; (2) strong teacher training and in-school mentoring; and (3) community engagement in learning. The paper concludes with recommendations for carrying this work forward, including ways the results could help shape the future research agenda.

Quality Education|Teacher Training|Community Engagement|Instructional Practice

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Region: Global

Topics

  • Text and Materials

Publication Type

  • Literature Review

Best Practices for Developing Supplementary Reading Materials

By: blueTree Group

February 1, 2014

Goal 1 of the USAID Education Strategy aims to improve the reading skills of 100 million children in the primary grades by 2015. This paper captures the highlights of existing research concerning best practices in certain areas of supplementary reading materials development for early grade students.

Reading Materials|Books|Supplementary Materials

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Region: Global

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