Topical Analysis of Early Grade Reading Instruction
Findings From Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, and Yemen
This study documents the current state of teaching and learning reading in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, and Yemen; and identifies practices and approaches that can be deemed most effective based on existing evidence from scholarly, donor, NGO, and project-based research. While this study looks specifically at Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, and Yemen, it draws on literature and examples of best practices throughout the Arab world, including Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, the Palestinian territories, and Saudi Arabia.
The accompanying presentations were given at All Children Learning Middle East & North Africa 2013 in Rabat, Morocco, and introduced the study with the purpose of:
- reviewing current evidence-based scholarly research on teaching and learning Arabic in an effort to identify what content and practices are most effective in helping pupils read with comprehension and express themselves in writing.
- reviewing current, evidence-based ministry/donor/nongovernmental organization (NGO) research on effective teaching and learning to read and write in Arabic.