Tuesday, September 26, 2006

[MLE] [Literacy] Global Literacy, Build Free Societies Through Literacy

Dear MLE Interest group,
From the below I understand that India will be represented at a consultation
on literacy organised by the first lady of the US. Read on if you want more
details.

Monday, September 25, 2006

[MLE] FW: Primary education in India

Dear MLE Interest Group,
Attached is some background reading.

Primary Education in India
Prospects of Meeting the MDG Target
Sonia Bhalotra and Bernarda Zamora

A quote from the conclusion:

Putting the fairly positive results for attendance together with the worrying results for
completion rates serves to highlight the importance of late entry and dropout. It
suggests that the causes of late entry and dropout are not to be found amongst
variables conventionally analysed – such as household wealth, distance to school or
maternal education. This is an area that merits further exploration.

[MLE] FW: Primary education in India

Dear MLE Interest Group,
Attached is some background reading.

Primary Education in India
Prospects of Meeting the MDG Target
Sonia Bhalotra and Bernarda Zamora

A quote from the conclusion:

Putting the fairly positive results for attendance together with the worrying results for
completion rates serves to highlight the importance of late entry and dropout. It
suggests that the causes of late entry and dropout are not to be found amongst
variables conventionally analysed – such as household wealth, distance to school or
maternal education. This is an area that merits further exploration.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

[MLE] Kerala Second Language Acquisition program

Dear MLE-Interest group,
Several of you have expressed the need for more India-based programmes, research and documentation. Attached is an interesting article on a programme in Kerala. I have not yet been able to find out who the author of this article is. Does anybody know? Anyway, good to see this good piece of documentation!

Monday, September 11, 2006

[MLE] id21 insights: Mother tongue first

Dear MLE interest group.
On the below mentioned publication has and India related contribution in it from Shireen Vatil Miller, Safe the Children India and Dhir Jingran. Also the other articles seem worth reading!

Monday, September 4, 2006

[EFA] UNESCO World Reports

Dear Interest group,
Some of you might like to know what UNESCO’s present thinking is on language related issues. See below.

Friday, September 1, 2006