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  • Reports

Opportunity to Learn: A High Impact Strategy for Improving Educational Outcomes in Developing Countries

By: Audrey-Marie Schuh Moore, Joseph DeStefano, Elizabeth Adelman

March 1, 2012

This paper will argue that the basic opportunity to learn does not exist in many countries, and that a concerted management focus to assure that schools provide these basic elements of an opportunity to learn could potentially yield big improvements in learning.

Time on task|Text and Materials|Teachers and teaching|Learning|EGRA|Reading

Region - Global

Region: Global

Topics

  • Testing and Assessment

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

The Debate on Learning Assessments in Developing Countries

By: D. Wagner, M. Lockheed, I. Mullis, M. Martin, A. Kanjee, A. Gove

March 1, 2012

Over the past decade, international and national education agencies have begun to emphasize the improvement of the quality (rather than quantity) of education in developing countries.

Assessment|education quality|Testing|Reading

Region - Global

Region: Global

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching
  • Parent & Community Involvement/Support

Publication Type

  • Program Evaluations

East Africa Quality in Early Learning (EAQEL) - Impact Evaluation Report

By: Moses Oketch, Moses Ngware, Maurice Mutisya, Admassu Kassahun, Benta Abuya, Peter Musyoka

February 1, 2012

This is an impact assessment report of an independent evaluation of the Aga Khan Foundation‘s (AKF) East African Quality in Early Learning (EAQEL) initiative to determine whether the initiative improves learning outcomes in the early grades (1-3) in two districts in Kenya and two districts in Uga

Instructional Model|Community Libraries|Parental Engagement|Reading

Region - East South Africa

Region: Kenya, Uganda

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

  • Predictive Factors
  • Policy Issues

Publication Type

  • Reports

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

  • 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

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