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From Schooling to Learning

By: N.V. Varghese

January 1, 2012

Education is a universal human right, and most countries have passed legislation to make elementary education free and compulsory. Empirical evidence supports the positive effects of education on raising productivity, national income and individual earnings.

Predictive Factors|Impact evaluations|Student Assessments|PISA|Economic return on Education|education quality

Region - Global

Region: Global

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

Literacy and Educational Quality Improvement in Ethiopia: A Mixed Methods Study

By: Meredith McCormac

January 1, 2012

This study examines the development of early grade reading skills as a means for quality improvement in global education.

EGRA|Literacy|education quality|Parents

Region - East South Africa

Region: Ethiopia

Topics

  • Language of Instruction

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

Perceptual Load in the Reading of Arabic: Effects of Orthographic Visual Complexity on Detection

By: Souad Abdelhadi, Raphiq Ibrahim, Zohar Eviatar

December 20, 2011

Previous research has suggested that reading Arabic is slower than reading Hebrew or English, even among native Arabic readers. We tested the hypothesis that at least part of the difficulty in reading Arabic is due to the visual complexity of Arabic orthography.

Orthography|Arabic|Hebrew|writing

Region - Global

Region: Global

Topics

  • Parent & Community Involvement/Support
  • Policy Issues

Publication Type

  • Working Papers

Improving Educational Quality through Enhancing Community Participation: Results from a Randomized Field Experiment in Indonesia

By: Menno Pradhan, Daniel Suryadarma, Amanda Beatty, Maisy Wong, Armida Alishjabana, Arya Gaduh, Rima Prama Artha

September 1, 2011

This study evaluates the effect of four randomized interventions aimed at strengthening school committees, and subsequently improving learning outcomes, in public primary schools in Indonesia.

community involvement|RCT|School Governance|Learning

Region - East Asia

Region: Indonesia

Topics

  • Testing and Assessment

Publication Type

  • Briefs

Assessing for Results: Early Grade Reading Assessments for Learning Improvement

By: RTI International

August 22, 2011

This two-page brief provides an overview of the purpose of reading assessment and how to develop a comprehensive assessment plan. The brief also contains a summary table outlining similarities and differences between various early grade reading assessment instruments, including EGRA, ASER, PIRLS, Pre-PIRLS, and SACMEQ.

EGRA|early grade reading

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Region: Global

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

Peer Effects, Teacher Incentives, and the Impact of Tracking: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Kenya

By: Esther Dufle, Pascaline Dupas, Michael Kermer

August 1, 2011

To the extent that students benefit from high-achieving peers, tracking will help strong students and hurt weak ones. However, all students may benefit if tracking allows teachers to better tailor their instruction level.

Differentiation|Teachers

Region - East South Africa

Region: Kenya

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching

Publication Type

  • Reports

Learning to Teach Reading and Mathematics and Influences on Practice: A Study of Teacher Education in Kenya

By: Grace Bunya, Joyce Wandia, Charles Magoma, Charity Limboro, Kwame Akyeampong

July 1, 2011

Since 1990 and more especially since 2000, the goal of Education for All by 2015 has galvanized many countries in sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) into confronting their historically low rates of enrolment. They have been remarkably successful in attracting many more children into schools (UNESCO 2008).

Teacher education|Education for All|Literacy|Numeracy

Region - East South Africa

Region: Kenya

Topics

  • Emergent Literacy

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

Trajectories of the Home Learning Environment Across the First 5 Years: Associations with Children's Vocabulary and Literacy Skills at Prekindergarten

By: Eileen Rodriquez, Catherine Tamis-LeMonda

June 16, 2011

Children’s home learning environments were examined in a low-income sample of 1,852 children and families when children were 15, 25, 37, and 63 months.

Literacy|Home Environment|Vocabulary

Region - North America

Region: United States

Topics

  • Parent & Community Involvement/Support

Publication Type

  • Policy Papers

What Helps Children to Learn? Evaluation of Pratham's Read India in Bihar and Uttarakhand

By:

June 1, 2011

India has made great strides in universalizing access to elementary education. However, one of India’s most important developmental challenges now is how to raise the quality of basic educational outcomes.

Instructional Model|Differentiation|community involvement|Pratham

Region - South Asia

Region: India

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