American Institutes for Research

Contributing to empirical evidence on when a child is 'ready' to transition from learning one language to another

American Institutes for Research
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Contributing to empirical evidence on when a child is 'ready' to transition from learning one language to another


Project Name

Facilitating Reading Acquisition in Multilingual Environments (FRAME)

Location Implemented

India

Competition Entered

Grant Competition 2011

Reading Skill Targeted

Reading Environment

Status

Winner

The Challenge

Multilingualism is the norm in most educational settings of developing countries (in that either two or more languages are taught in schools, and/or the language(s) taught in schools are not the language(s) of the home or community). However, there is a lack of empirical evidence on when a child is 'ready' to transition from learning one language to another – a critical question for decision makers in multilingual education settings.

The Big Idea

This project will identify the strongest predictors of bi-literacy development in various educational contexts (i.e. when literacy instruction in English can be efficiently added to the regional languages and/or the mother tongue of the child.

Results

600 children

Blogs and Media

Research and Resources

Connect with the Innovator

Website

http://www.air.org/

Organization Type

Non Profit

Headquarters

Washington, DC

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