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Using Technology in Promoting Multilingual Literacy Development in the Philippines
The Philippines is a lingually diverse nation with over 100 language groups all over the country. Recognizing this diversity and knowing full well the evidence that children learn best in the mother tongue, the Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) introduced the Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) Policy in school year 2012-2013. This means that learners in the foundational level (i.e., kindergarten to grade 3) will be taught using their mother tongue in all learning...
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Mobile Money – A New Way to Compensate Teachers in Liberia
On a late Friday afternoon in August 2019, Hawa Palay—a grade one teacher from Ndambu Public School in Lofa County—has just completed a five-day Read Liberia teacher training course. Upon leaving the auditorium, a notification on her mobile phone catches her attention:  it’s a text message informing her that she has already been reimbursed for the training. Twice a year, the USAID Read Liberia Activity trains 1,263 teachers on how to implement the USAID-Ministry of Education’s early grade...
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