Articles Posted in the " Literacy " Category

  • Efficient Learning for the Poor

    Efficient Learning for the Poor

    Insights from the Frontier of Cognitive Neuroscience. Cognitive psychology and neuroscience offer a framework for policy advice on improving poor students’ learning. The research is evolving and has limitations. In some areas it has concrete and counter intuitive implications, whereas in others it...


  • Community Strategy for Promoting Literacy

    Community Strategy for Promoting Literacy

    In our community-based work, we’d like to strengthen support for children’s reading outside of schools. We know that there are many ways that parents, community members and children themselves can support children in learning how to read. Often, it is...


  • Language and Literacy

    The Multilingual Education Newsletter, Issue 12 included this interview by ERF Director, Myra Harrison with Professor Joe Lo Bianco, international expert on language and literacy. “Professor Lo Bianco talks about his experience in going to school for the first time and...


  • Literacy Initiative For Empowerment (LIFE) 2010

    Regional Mid-term Evaluation. According to the EFA Global Monitoring Report 20111, there were an estimated 796 million illiterate adults worldwide in 2008, more than half of them living in South and West Asia. Two thirds are girls and women. Many...


  • Language of instruction, literacy, teacher qualification and supplementary tutoring

    Language of instruction, literacy, teacher qualification and supplementary tutoring

    We begin this issue of the International Review of Education with two articles which look at language of instruction in two very different contexts. Based on her research into staff and students’ participation in information and communication technology (ICT) at...


  • Creating and Sustaining Literate Environments

    Worldwide, one in five adults are not literate while millions of children leave school without acquiring the basic literacy and numeracy skills necessary to empower them with the confidence and knowledge to make informed choices. This situation leads millions of...


  • Teaching and Learning in Pakistan

    Teaching and Learning in Pakistan

    The Role of Language in Education. This document is a report on a consultancy visit to Pakistan between 4th and 17th March 2010. It consists of two main parts. The first describes the context in which English language teaching and...


  • Language in education in Pakistan

    Language in education in Pakistan

    Recommendations for policy and practice. Early in 2010 the British Council in Pakistan invited Hywel Coleman to undertake a review of the condition of English in Pakistan and to prepare a report with recommendations as to where the British Council...


  • Can Adults Become Fluent Readers in Newly Learned Scripts?

    Can Adults Become Fluent Readers in Newly Learned Scripts?

    Adults learning new scripts have difficulty becoming automatic readers. They typically read haltingly, understand little of what they read, and may forget letter values. This article presents the hypothesis that halting reading among adult neoliterates is due to low-level perceptual...


  • Promoting and Delivering Literacy in Multilingual Environments

    Promoting and Delivering Literacy in Multilingual Environments

    As the mid-point of the United Nations Literacy Decade (UNLD) approaches, educational access and opportunity for all, one of the key objectives of Education For All (EFA), remains a major challenge in many countries of South and Central Asia. Multilingualism...