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April 23, 2019

 

One of the main barriers to improving children’s reading skills is limited or no access to textbooks and reading materials. Restrictive copyrights limit how reading resources are used, shared or repurposed, which in turns limits the potential impact, reach and scalability of the materials. An open educational resource...

April 19, 2019

April 23 marks the day on which several of the world’s most noted authors—William Shakespeare, Miguel Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega—all died. It also marks World Book and Copyright Day, a celebration established in 1995 by UNESCO to promote the importance and joy of reading.

By championing books and copyright,...

April 15, 2019

The Global Reading Network is involved in a variety of sessions and panels throughout the Comparative & International Education Society’s conference this week. Many of these sessions feature recent resources available through GRN.  Visit the Upcoming Events section of the...

March 11, 2019

On March 14 from 12:00-1:00 PM, the Non-fiction Interest Group of the Global Reading Network will hold a webinar on reading comprehension of non-fiction texts in the early grades featuring noted researcher Mariam Jean Dreher of the University of Maryland College Park. Dreher is co-author of Teaching Informational Text in K-...

March 7, 2019

The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages, setting a priority to encourage urgent action to preserve, revitalize and promote indigenous languages. As part of this, UNESCO invites researchers interested in indigenous issues and...

March 6, 2019

A new Global Reading Network webinar spotlights success stories and lessons learned from Enabling Writers projects in Indonesia and the Philippines. The Enabling Writers Workshop Program (EW) makes use of Bloom software to develop decodable and leveled books for use...

March 4, 2019

UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week 2019 (4-8 March) focuses on Artificial Intelligence and sustainable development. Held annually, Mobile Learning Week convenes education and technology experts...

March 1, 2019

Held annually, UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week convenes education and technology experts from around the world to spotlight the importance of mobile learning. Mobile Learning Week 2019 (4-8 March) focuses on Artificial Intelligence and sustainable development. Learn more about Mobile Learning Week...

March 1, 2019

12 Years of Quality Education for All Girls: A Commonwealth Perspective, a new report prepared by the University of Cambridge, provides fresh analysis and insights into the barriers to girls’ education in 53 Commonwealth countries worldwide, as well as the measures needed to dismantle those barriers. The report...

February 24, 2019

An event/webinar on February 26 hosted by the Asia Foundation spotlights Digital Solutions to Advance Opportunities for Women and Girls. The interactive discussion takes place from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. EST. Learn more and register here.

On Thursday, February 28, the World Bank will host...

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