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Literacy and Numeracy

Effective Literacy Programmes: Options for Policy-Makers

John Oxenham, UNESCO   |   PDF

In this booklet, John Ozenham focuses on literacy and numeracy skills that enable people to capitalize better on knowledge of other subjects, to participate more in the social and political

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From Closed Books to Open Doors: West Africa’s Literacy Challenge

Caroline Pearce , Oxfam   |   PDF

In 2009, the world is faced with a dire economic situation. No one hesitates to call this situation a crisis, most governments have rushed to prioritise it, and, in response, wealthy

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Handbook for Literacy and Non-Formal Education Facilitators in Africa


Today, 771 million adults worldwide are illiterate and approximately 103 million children are out of school. In Sub-Saharan Africa, 59.7% of the adult population was illiterate in 2004. The persistence of illiteracy is a

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Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) Toolkit

RTI , USAID, The World Bank   |   PDF

The objective of this document is to provide practical guidance to ministries of education and their partner agencies to support the application of EGRA.

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Steps Towards Learning - A Guide to Overcoming Language Barriers in Children’s Education

Save the Children UK, Save the Children   |   PDF

In many countries of the world, large numbers of children start school, only to find their teachers are speaking to them in a language they don’t understand. In other

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Teacher Guide: Basic Literacy, Numeracy and Themes for Everyday Living

Norwegian Refugee Council, UNESCO-PEER   |   PDF

The concept of the TEP was developed by UNESCO-PEER (Programme for Education in Emergencies and Reconstruction), Nairobi. Norwegian Refugee Council was granted the right to develop and extend the Teacher

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The Textbook Writer’s Manual

Eddah Cachukia & Fay Chung, UNESCO   |   PDF

This manual has been developed as a guide for textbook writers. The guidelines are provided around some critical issues that need to be considered by textbook writers for the production

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UNESCO’s Mobilizing Project to Combat Illiteracy: Igniting the Spirit of Exchange


Given the opportunity and a method, a community will respond to caring for its needs and has within itself the resources to meet these needs This statement summarizes the founding

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Global LIFE mid-term evaluation report 2006-2011

Ulrike Hanemann, UNESCO-UIL   |   PDF

The LIFE mid-term evaluation conducted in 2010/11 has provided an excellent opportunity for bringing together all relevant stakeholders to collectively reflect on progress made by LIFE countries, on challenges in achieving

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Mother tongue first: Children’s right to learn in their own language

id21 Insights Education, id21 Insights Education   |   PDF

Education is power and language is the key to accessing that power. A child who thrives at school and develops self-esteem and pride will have better employment opportunities and is

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