Getting reading right

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Pages 77-83 of the Child Gauge 2017 (published by the Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town) contains an essay identifying learning to read as a national priority and a critical foundation for formal education. “The essay outlines the causes of South Africa’s poor reading outcomes … Continued

The global learning crisis — and what to do about it

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This TED talk contains many ideas worth spreading, especially in South African where studies have shown 58% of Grade-4-learners in South African cannot read: https://www.ted.com/talks/amel_karboul_the_global_learning_crisis_and_what_to_do_about_it?utm_campaign=tedspread–b&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

Tablet-based solutions to improve learners’ proficiency in additional languages

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These three South African children hear Sesotho at home, speak Sepedi with their friends and get their instruction in English at school. Could innovative language-based apps have a positive effect on children’s proficiency in multiple languages? We would like to … Continued

Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls write about Leap to Know

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Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls had a look at what inspired Leap to Know: https://amysmartgirls.com/meet-the-global-learning-xprize-semi-finalist-teams-and-find-out-what-inspired-them-part-2-531e9b50a92f. Leap to Know is inspired by the evidence that an excellent foundation for young children leads to hugely improved educational performance in the higher grades and that carefully … Continued

Smart Girls

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Smart Girls have published a few articles on the Global Learning XPRIZE semi-finalists and how their solutions will benefit and empower girls and women globally: https://amysmartgirls.com/empowering-the-smart-girls-of-the-future-global-learning-xprize-f3b1f3a9bc95 and https://amysmartgirls.com/meet-the-global-learning-xprize-semi-finalist-teams-and-find-out-what-inspired-them-part-1-3cb2efb863ca.