Conducting ‘Learn to Read, Read to Learn’ workshops to assist teachers in using innovative and digital learning materials and to help children improve their oral reading fluency
Learn to Read - Read to Learn
Grant Competition 2011
Reading Skill Targeted
Department of Primary Education, Government of Bihar
Although the enrollment in primary grades and access to school is almost universal in India, the quality of education is a major barrier to achieving learning outcomes. Most children have no access to age appropriate content or reading materials other than textbooks. Teachers do not have adequate capacities for delivering differentiated teaching methodologies and assessments do not measure essential skills such as comprehension and fluency.
The Big Idea
Learning tools were introduced to improve oral reading fluency, teacher capacities was increased to use Galli Galli Sim Sim materials, and engaging and innovative child-based learning materials were provided. In addition, in a sub-set of 50 schools, differential digital learning tools were introduced.
The intervention was in 375 government-run primary schools in 3 districts of Bihar, reaching 750 teachers and 30,000 children. In both schools with the basic Intervention and those with the additional digital intervention, scores for children from Grade 1 and 2 improved across all main outcomes in the program. Overall, the digital intervention performed considerably better than the basic intervention, leading to impressive improvements in task scores.
Blogs and Media
- ACR GCD in the News // Brookings // March 18, 2015
Getting millions to learn: The impact of Sesame Street around the world
- Press Release // Sesame Workshop India // September 7, 2012
Sesame Workshop Initiatives India Wins Award At All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge For Development
Research and Resources
Sesame Workshop / Sashwati BanerjeeSesame Workshop India shares their ACR GCD-funded innovation to provide engaging classroom content and low-cost tablets to improve reading skills in Hindi and English.
Innovator Spotlight WebinarLearn from ACR GCD-funded Sesame Workshop and World Education about innovative edtech approaches for improving early grade reading in India and Cambodia.
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