Friday, July 29, 2011

[MLE] New Brookings report: "A Global Compact on Learning: taking action on education in developing countries"

Dear MLE Friends,

The Centre for Universal Education at the Brookings Institute has just published "A Global Compact on Learning: taking action on education in developing countries." It outlines six strategies, one of which is "Provide Mother-Tongue-Based Multilingual Education in the Lower Primary Grades".

A couple of quotes:
"Although implementing a mother-tongue-based multilingual policy requires additional resources for start-up, the costs per primary school completer may be much lower due to increased learning, reduced repetition and dropout rates, and increased completion rates. For example, in the case of a bilingual program in Mali, costs per primary school completer were reduced by 27 percent and resulted in higher academic achievement."

"Two main actions need to be taken to achieve Strategy 2B:
• Develop a comprehensive language policy in collaboration with stakeholders, followed by information programs that explain the policy.
• Address practical constraints, such as teacher deployment, teacher preparation, curriculum (including language transition), and materials development. "

"In India, Pratham has published more than 200 original titles in eleven Indian languages and provided them to a mobile library that travels between schools distributing books to children. This includes books to reach visually impaired on children by creating "talking books" as well as partnering with local radio stations to translate books into multiple languages "
See the table of content copied below. Here is the link to the full document: http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Files/rc/reports/2011/0609_global_compact/0609_global_compact.pdf


Thanks to Catherine Young for the tip.

Regards,
Karsten

Karsten van Riezen
Education Consultant, SIL Int.

SIL, South Asia Group

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Table of content

1 Making Learning for All a Reality

Why Focus on Learning for All?
What Is Needed to Ensure Learning for All?

2 Priority 1: Focusing on the Crucial Early Childhood Years

Strategy 1A: Extend Quality Early Childhood Development Opportunities, Particularly to Poor and Marginalized Communities
Strategy 1B: Ensure that Girls and Boys Start School at an Appropriate Age

3 Priority 2: Emphasizing Literacy and Numeracy in Lower Primary Education

Strategy 2A: Prioritize Literacy and Numeracy in the Lower Primary Grades
Strategy 2B: Provide Mother-Tongue-Based Multilingual Education in the Lower Primary Grades

4 Priority 3: Providing Post-Primary Education Opportunities

Strategy 3A: # Reduce Barriers that Prevent Girls and Boys from Transitioning to Secondary School and Other Post-Primary Educational Opportunities .
Strategy 3B: # Ensure that Post-Primary Education Prepares Young People for Healthy Lives, Productive Work, and Civic Participation

5 Strategies Common to All Three Priorities

Common Strategy 1: Improve the Quality of Teaching
Common Strategy 2: Build Effective Assessment Systems Linked to Teaching and Learning

6 Conclusion and Policy Recommendations

Actions for Developing Country Governments
Actions for Multilateral Actors
Actions for Developed Country Governments and the G-20
Actions for the Business Community and Civil Society


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Subject: [LEAD list] New Brookings report: "A Global Compact on Learning: taking action on education in developing countries"
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 21:51:27 +0100
From: LEAD Movements <lead_movements_asia@sil.org>


Dear All,
Helen Pinnock and Dave Pearson have just pointed us to the following document which looks very helpful. The Centre for Universal Education at the Brookings Institute has just published "A Global Compact on Learning: taking action on education in developing countries".

It outlines six strategies, one of which is "Provide Mother-Tongue-Based Multilingual Education in the Lower Primary Grades".

Such documents are useful in advocacy work - hope they are helpful to you.

Catherine
Catherine Young   -   Associate Director for Movements
LEAD Asia (Language, Education and Development)

Tel:   +880 171 411 7456
Skype:   palawan05

www.LEADimpact.org
A development initiative of SIL in Asia






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