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How Do We Teach the Teachers? Pre-service Teacher Education in Foundational Literacy and Numeracy in LMICs
By: Stephanie Simmons Zuilkowski, Florida State University, and Patience Sowa, RTI International “We were actually taught in the university before going out on teaching practice, but what I saw out there was completely different from what we were taught; the theory does not match the practice.”[1] Despite the core role of pre-service teacher education (PSTE) institutions in the provision of quality education in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) these institutions have generally been...
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Basic Education Coalition (BEC) publishes study on governments’ organizational responses to COVID-19
Over the past 18 months, governments have made in rapidly designing and implementing distance, blended, and remote learning opportunities for students and teachers. Countries deployed a diversity of remote learning opportunities, ranging from radio-based instruction, to TV lessons, to mobile or online learning programs. In parallel, researchers have designed and are implementing studies to monitor and evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of these efforts. A new study recognizes these...
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