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  • Parent & Community Involvement/Support
  • Emergent Literacy

Publication Type

  • Reports

Literacy Boost - Cross Country Analysis Results

By: Amy Jo Dowd, Elliott Friedlander, Jarret Guajardo, Noah Mann, Lauren Pisani

September 1, 2013

This report presents the findings of a cross-country analysis of the equity impact of Literacy Boost using data from sites in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe, drawn from investigating five research questions.

Literacy Boost|Home Literacy Environment|At-Risk Children|Literacy

Topics

  • Testing and Assessment

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

Classroom-Up Policy Change: Early Reading and Math Assessments at Work

By: Amber Gove, Samir Habib, Benjamin Piper, Wendi Ralaingita

September 1, 2013

This article reviews the development of the Early Grade Reading and Mathematics Assessments (EGRA and EGMA), which are locally tailored, timely assessments designed to directly inform policy and instruction for learning improvement, particularly for countries on the lower end of the income spectrum.

EGRA|Assessment|Policy Issues|Accountability

Region - East South Africa

Region: Kenya, Egypt

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

The Impact of Teacher Training on Teacher and Student Outcomes: Evidence from a Randomised Experiment in Beijing Migrant Schools

By: Linxiu Zhang, Xiaoping Pang, Hongmei Yi, Scott Rozelle

July 2, 2013

This article exploits a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the impact of an intensive, short-term in-service teacher training programme on the performance of English teachers in Beijing migrant schools and their students

Teacher|Teacher Training|tongue|RCT

Region - East Asia

Region: China

Topics

  • Language of Instruction

Publication Type

  • Program Evaluations

Independent Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Institute pour l'Education Populaire's "Read-Learn-Lead" (RLL) Program in Mali

By: Jennifer Spratt, Simon King, Jennae Bulat

June 1, 2013

The Institute for People’s Education (Institut pour l’Éducation Populaire, or IEP) designed the Read-Learn-Lead (RLL) program to demonstrate that the new official curriculum (here, the Curriculum program), if properly implemented and supported, can be a viable and effective approach to primary education, using mother tongue and a very specific pedagogical delivery approach.

Mother Tongue|Instructional Model|EGRA|Reading

Region - West Africa

Region: Mali

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching

Publication Type

  • Program Evaluations

Curriculum Change and Early Learning: An Evaluation of an Activity Based Learning Program in Karnataka, India

By: Kallan Gowda, Anjini Kochar, Closepet Nagabhushana, N. Raghunathan

June 1, 2013

This paper evaluates the “Nali Kali” (Joyful Learning) program adopted in the South Indian state of Karnataka, and exploits the phasing in of the program over cohorts and schools to identify its effects.

Instructional Model|Student-centered Pedagogy|Activity-based Learning

Region - South Asia

Region: India

Topics

  • Policy Issues

Publication Type

  • Working Papers

Raising Literacy from 20-percent to 80-percent? A Science-based Strategy for Partner Countries

By: Helen Abadzi

May 30, 2013

In higher-income countries, students get exposed to print before school, so they progress fast in automaticity and text interpretation. Commensurately, the poor are expected to progress quickly into meaning and content. The early learning failure in low income countries is due to missing 'low level' building-block skills.

Instructional Model|Language of instruction|Reading

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Region: Global

Topics

  • Testing and Assessment

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

Delivering Reading Intervention to the Poorest Children: The Case of Liberia and EGRA-Plus, a Primary Grade Reading Assessment and Intervention

By: Marcia Davidson, Jenny Hobbs

May 1, 2013

This paper provides key learning from the application of an early reading intervention applied in post-conflict Liberia, which included a robust assessment tool (Early Grade Reading Assessment) to measure the impact of the programme on students’ reading levels.

EGRA|Assessment|Policy Issues

Region - West Africa

Region: Liberia

Topics

  • Text and Materials

Publication Type

  • Working Papers

School Libraries and Language Skills in Indian Primary Schools: A Randomized Evaluation of the Akshara Library Program

By: Evan Borkum, Fang He, Leigh Linden

March 1, 2013

This paper explores the effects of school libraries on language skills, using findings from a randomized controlled trial of an Indian school library program.

Library|Reading|RCT

Region - South Asia

Region: India

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching

Publication Type

  • Literature Review

What are the Impacts and Cost-Effectiveness of Strategies to Improve Performance of Untrained and Under-Trained Teachers in the Classroom in Developing Countries?

By: David Orr, Jo Westbrook, John Pryor, Naureen Durrani, Judy Sebba, Christine Adu-Yeboah

February 1, 2013

This review explored how the impact of untrained and undertrained teachers in low and middle-income countries. By investigating how these teachers perform in the classroom, what interventions have been used to improve performance, and the school-wide implications of these interventions, the review concludes with a discussion of the cost-effectiveness and factors that that influence interventions in different contexts.

Untrained Teachers|Teacher Professional Development

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Region: Global

Topics

  • Policy Issues

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

School Resources and Educational Outcomes in Developing Countries: A Review of the Literature from 1990 to 2010

By: Paul Glewwe, Eric Hanushek, Sarah Humpage, Renator Ravina

January 1, 2013

Developing countries spend hundreds of billions of dollars each year on schools, educational materials and teachers, but relatively little is known about how effective these expenditures are at increasing students’ years of completed schooling and, more importantly, the skills that they learn whi

Teachers|School Resources|Educational Improvement

Region - Global

Region: Global

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