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Reimagining Learning Spaces for the Future
Locally and around the globe, race, gender, religion, wealth, and disability are some of the recognized sources of inequity in education that make learners vulnerable. In a country like the Philippines, which is plagued by both natural and man-made disasters, learners’ vulnerabilities are magnified. These vulnerabilities have exacerbated in the last decade following Typhoon Haiyan, the series of earthquakes in Mindanao, and more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Philippine Department of...
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Introducing the Self-Administered EGRA And EGMA (SA-EGRA/ SA-EGMA)
The Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) was developed in 2006 to be a simple, low-cost, oral assessment of a child’s fundamental reading skills. Since its inception, EGRA has been used in over 70 countries and a multitude of languages to evaluate education systems and reading interventions. EGRA’s success also inspired the development of the Early Grade Mathematics Assessment (EGMA). Why would we change something that’s worked so well for so long? While EGRA and EGMA are valuable tools to...
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