Increasing teacher to student contact hours, textbook availability, teacher training and teacher instruction
Enhanced Reading Skills for Somali Early Beginners
Grant Competition 2011
Reading Skill Targeted
A recent MLA study carried out by AET showed that only 24% of children in grade 4 in Puntland could read and understand simple instructions and only 65% could read, understand and answer questions on a grade 2 level comprehension passages. These low scores are caused, in part, by a dearth of teachers trained in phonetic instruction and a lack of instructional and reading materials that take a phonetic approach.
The Big Idea
This project implemented effective reading programs in primary grades 1 and 2 in Garoe–Puntland by emphasizing increased teacher to student contact hours, ensuring the availability of textbooks, and training teachers how to effectively teach reading.
Two sets of approaches were compared in 20 schools (10 treatment and 10 control schools).
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Research and Resources
Africa Educational Trust / Roderick HicksThe Africa Educational Trust shares its ACR GCD-funded innovation for training teachers and improving the availability of textbooks to children in Somalia.
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