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Why and How Africa Should Invest in African Languages and Multilingual Education

By: Adama Ouane, Christine Glanz

January 1, 2010

In a 1953 landmark publication, UNESCO underscored the importance of educating children in their mother-tongue (UNESCO, 1953).

Mother Tongue|multilingualism

Region: Global

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  • Assessment and testing

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Tools/Toolkits

Manuel pour L'evaluation des Competences Fondamentales en Lecture [Early Grade Reading Assessment Toolkit, French adaptation]

By: RTI International

July 9, 2009

Ce document fournit des informations détaillées sur la façon d'élaborer et de mettre en œuvre des évaluations des compétences fondamentales en lecture dans la langue française. [This resource document provides detailed information on how to develop and implement early reading assessments in the French language.]

Region: Global

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  • Assessment and testing

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Tools/Toolkits

Early Grade Reading Assessment Toolkit

By: RTI International

March 30, 2009

The Early Grade Reading Assessment Toolkit was developed to meet a need for guidance regarding the potential uses (and misuses) of EGRA. The 95-page resource document provides detailed information on how to develop and implement early reading assessments.

early grade reading|EGRA

Region: Global

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  • Language
  • Parent & Community Involvement/Support
  • Policy and finance

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Tools/Toolkits

Steps Towards Learning: A Guide to Overcoming Language Barriers in Children's Education

By: Helen Pinnock

January 1, 2009

Intended for anyone involved in education where children’s mother tongue is not used in school.  It will be particularly useful to local, district and provincial education officials, as well as school principals, teachers and education programme staff in non-governmental organisations.

Mother Tongue|multilingualism|Parental Engagement

Region: Global

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  • Policy and finance

Resource Type

Tools/Toolkits

First Principles for Early Grades Reading Programs in Developing Countries

By: Kathy RoskosStrickland, Dorothy; Haase, Janeen; Malik, Sakil, Dorothy Strickland, Janeen Haase, Sakil Malik

January 1, 2009

Intended for national policymakers and global education project developers and implementers as a guide to incorporating reading and literacy into new projects and developing effective early grades reading programs.

Learning Environment|School Effectiveness

Region: Global

Topics

  • Language
  • Teaching and learning materials
  • Policy and finance

Resource Type

Teaching/Learning Materials

Promoting Literacy in Multilingual Settings

By: Kimmo Kosonen, Catherine Young, Susan Malone

January 1, 2007

This resource presents the outcomes of a four-day workshop on Promoting Literacy in Multilingual Settings. It begins with two resource papers: one focusing on linguistic diversity, literacy and education, and the other on approaches to education in ethnic minority communities.

multilingualism|Teacher Training

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  • Policy and finance

Resource Type

Tools/Toolkits

Advocacy Kit for Promoting Multilingual Education: Including the Excluded

By: UNESCO Bangkok

January 1, 2007

Designed to raise awareness on the importance of mother tongue-based multilingual education (MLE). It presents key arguments and facts about MLE and provides important insights about the value and benefits of providing education in learners’ mother tongue.

Mother Tongue|multilingualism

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  • Teaching and learning materials
  • Classroom Observation

Resource Type

Teaching/Learning Materials

Fantastic Phonics

By: Early Reading

January 1, 2005

"Fantastic Phonics" is a learn-to-read program which "begins at the beginning" and assumes no reading knowledge. It comprises 60 engaging, humorious stories that gradually cover the phonics elements required for reading. There are detailed teacher guides for each story.

Decodable Books|Reading to Learn

Region: Global

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  • Policy and finance

Resource Type

Teaching/Learning Materials

An Introduction to Advocacy

By: Ritu R. Sharma

January 1, 1997

This training guide introduces the concept of advocacy and provides a framework for developing an advocacy campaign. The first module explores the concepts of advocacy, politics, etc., and is followed by a module on using data to identify policy issues and solutions.

Advocacy|Policy

Region: Global

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  • Assessment and testing

Resource Type

Tools/Toolkits

Early Grade Reading Barometer

By: USAID

USAID'S Early Grade Reading Barometer provides actionable data for a more literate world. Users can see an overview of how well students are reading, the percentages of struggling readers, and how comprehension is associated with fluency.

early grade reading

Region: Global

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