Early grade literacy in African classrooms: Lessons learned and future directions

This transnational thematic study of early-grade literacy brings together current research findings and program outcomes in the area of early-grade literacy in African nations, to highlight lessons learned and suggest possible future direction for improving early-grade achievement in reading and writing. The research and interventions of SIL International, RTI International, Save the Children and PRAESA, represent work in literally dozens of African countries – and they are generating significant theoretical and practical knowledge on early-grade literacy. This study brings that knowledge together in a coherent fashion, in order that the experience of these very diverse education organizations may be of real use to the stakeholders and decision-makers in African education.This study provides those stakeholders and decision-makers with more and better options for promoting early-grade literacy in their counties than they have previously had access to.

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Promoting critical knowledge, skills and qualifications for sustainable development in Africa:How to design and implement an effective response through education and training systems?
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1.5.04 –
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