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  • Teachers and Teaching
  • Language of Instruction
  • Policy Issues

Publication Type

  • Working Papers

Language, Literacy, and Learning in Primary Schools: Implications for Teacher Development Programs in Nigeria

By: Olatunde Adekola

January 1, 2007

Language, Literacy, and Learning in Primary Schools is a synthesis of the findings arising from four years of policy research and development in Nigeria's primary schools that focused on the gap between what teachers should know and be able to do, and the realities of teaching and learning in cla

Teacher Professional Development|Teacher education|Policy Issues

Region - West Africa

Region: Nigeria

Topics

  • Scaling Up/Scalability
  • Policy Issues

Publication Type

  • Policy Papers

Making Schools Work for Marginalized Children: Evidence from an Inexpensive and Effective Program in India

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November 1, 2006

This brief case examines how a large-scale remedial education program that provided tutors (balsakhis) for marginalized children dramatically increased learning by focusing on improving basic math and reading skills.

Pratham|community involvement|Assessment|Cost-effective|education quality|Learning

Region - South Asia

Region: India

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching
  • Text and Materials
  • Emergent Literacy

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

Accelerating Early Grade Reading in High Priority EFA Countries: A Desk Review

By: Colette Chabbot

November 1, 2006

The purpose of the paper is to familiarize professionals in USAID and U.S.-based development organizations who are already active in education with 1) recent advances in how children learn, 2) early reading activities that build on these advances, and 3) possible next steps towards developing new

Education for All|Books|Reading|Teaching|Emergent Literacy

Region - Global

Region: Global

Topics

  • Language of Instruction

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

Becoming Literate in Different Languages: Similar Problems, Different Solutions

By: J. Ziegler, U. Goswami

September 1, 2006

The teaching of reading in different languages should be informed by an effective evidence base. Although most children will eventually become competent, indeed skilled, readers of their languages, the pre-reading (e.g.

Home Language|Multi-languages|Orthography|Reading

Region - Global

Region: Global

Topics

  • Policy Issues

Publication Type

  • Reports

Efficient Learning for the Poor

By: Helen Abadzi

January 1, 2006

This report combines a comprehensive review of the problems and opportunities facing school systems in the poorest developing countries with the findings of cognitive neuroscience.

Instructional Time|Text and Materials|Teachers and teaching|Language of instruction|Parent and Community Involvement & Support|Education for All|Literacy

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Region: Global

Topics

  • Predictive Factors

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

Evaluation of an Early Childhood Preschool Program in Rural Bangladesh

By: Frances Aboud

January 1, 2006

A preschool program in rural Bangladesh was evaluated in terms of cognitive and social outcomes of children. The preschools provided a half-day program, 6 days a week, with free play, stories, and instruction in literacy and math.

Pre-school|Nutrition|Parental and Community Involvement

Region - South Asia

Region: Bangladesh

Topics

  • Policy Issues

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

School, Teachers, and Education Outcomes in Developing Countries

By: Paul Glewwe, Michael Kremer

January 1, 2006

About 80% of the world’s children live in developing countries. Their well-being as adults depends heavily on the education they receive.

School Enrollment|School Finance|School Reform|Teachers

Region - Global

Region: Global

Topics

  • Language of Instruction
  • Policy Issues

Publication Type

  • Policy Papers

In Their Own Language: Education For All

By: Penelope Bender, Nadine Dutcher, David Klaus, Jane Shore, Charlie Tesar

June 1, 2005

Fifty percent of the world's out-of-school children live in communities where the language of schooling is rarely, if ever, used at home. This paper discusses the benefits of use of first language instruction.

Out-of School Children|Home Language|Language of instruction|Learning|Quality of Education|Bilingual Education

Region - Global

Region: Global

Topics

  • Language of Instruction

Publication Type

  • Reports

First Language First: Community-based Literacy Programmes for Minority Language Contexts in Asia

By: Asia-Pacific Programme of Education for All

January 1, 2005

This comprehensive report is the outcome of the Regional Workshop on Mother Tongue/Bilingual Literacy Programmes for Ethnic Minorities held in Kunming, China (May 2004).

Mother Tongue|Bilingual|Policy|community involvement|Literacy

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

Effects of Ethnicity and Violent Content on Rubric Scores in Writing Samples

By: Marcia Davidson, Kenneth Howell, Patty Hoekema

July 1, 2000

Bias in teacher-scored student writing samples were examined in this exploratory study.

Teachers and teaching|Testing and Assessment

Region - North America

Region: United States

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