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Textbook development in low income countries : a guide for policy and practice (English)

Since 2003, over 220 million books have been distributed in primary schools in global partnership for education (GPE) countries. Despite this, a few years ago, a World Bank study highlighted the fact that there simply aren't enough textbooks for most students in Africa, and what is available is too expensive. ... See More +

Working Paper 87300 JAN 01, 2014

Crabbe, Richard A. B.; Nyingi, Mary; Abadzi, Helen Disclosed

Raising literacy from 20 percent to 80 percent? : A science-based strategy for GPE partner countries (English)

Governments and donors have been working hard to develop efficient learning programs and resolve the learning crisis. Scientific lessons have already been implemented in a few countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 79775 MAY 30, 2013

Abadzi, Helen French Disclosed

Raising literacy from 20 percent to 80 percent? : A science-based strategy for GPE partner countries : Faire passer le taux d'alphabetisation de 20 a 80 pourcentage : une strategie d'innovation basee sur la science pour les pays du partenariat mondial pour l'education (French)

Governments and donors have been working hard to develop efficient learning programs and resolve the learning crisis. Scientific lessons have already been implemented in a few countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 79775 MAY 30, 2013

Abadzi, Helen English Disclosed

Literacy for all in 100 days? A research-based strategy for fast progress in low-income countries (English)

In low-income countries many students are marginalized very early and remain illiterate. In grades 1-3 they attend rarely, though they may officially drop out in grade 4. ... See More +

Working Paper 79785 MAY 30, 2013

Abadzi, Helen French Disclosed

Literacy for all in 100 days? A research-based strategy for fast progress in low-income countries : L'alphabetisation pour tous en 100 jours? Une strategie basee sur la recherche pour obtenir des progres rapides dans les pays à faible revenu (French)

In low-income countries many students are marginalized very early and remain illiterate. In grades 1-3 they attend rarely, though they may officially drop out in grade 4. ... See More +

Working Paper 79785 MAY 21, 2013

Abadzi, Helen English Disclosed

Visual and linguistic factors in literacy acquisition : instructional implications for beginning readers in low-income countries (English)

Improving the quality of literacy teaching may require intervening at different levels, for example, encouraging school attendance and optimizing textbook format and teaching methods. ... See More +

Working Paper 79779 JAN 01, 2013

Abadzi, Helen; Marinelli, Chiara Valeria; Martelli, Marialuisa; Praphamontripong, Prachayani; Zoccolotti, Pierluigi Disclosed

How to speed up Arabic literacy for lower-income students? : some insights from cognitive neuroscience (English)

Students in low-income countries often have trouble learning to read; 80-90 percent of second and third graders in some countries cannot even read a single word and may know few if any letters (RTI 2009, 2010, 2011a, 2011b). ... See More +

Working Paper 79784 NOV 20, 2012

Abadzi, Helen Disclosed

Effective teacher training in low-income countries : the power of observational learning research (English)

The Education for All (EFA) initiative depends on students being taught by suitably and sufficiently trained teachers. But time-on-task studies conducted in low-income countries show that relatively little time is being spent on instruction, including the critical teaching of reading. ... See More +

Working Paper 79777 NOV 01, 2012

Abadzi, Helen Disclosed

Developing cross-language metrics for reading fluency measurement : some issues and options (English)

Since 2005, over 70 oral reading fluency tests have been given in many languages and scripts, either as part of the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) or as individual one-minute tests. ... See More +

Working Paper 79774 JUL 10, 2012

Abadzi, Helen Disclosed

Reading fluency measurements in EFA FTI partner countries : outcomes and improvement prospects (English)

Students in lower-income countries often acquire limited literacy in school and often drop out illiterate. For those who stay, the problem is not detected until it is too late to intervene. ... See More +

Working Paper 79778 SEP 01, 2011

Abadzi, Helen Disclosed

Nepal - Country program evaluation, 2003-2008 (English)

This report evaluates International Development Association (IDA) support to Nepal during 2003-2008. IDA’s overarching goal during this period was to support the Government’s efforts to reduce poverty and improve human well-being. ... See More +

Publication 100007 JAN 01, 2011

Leroy-Themeze,Claude M.L.; Abadzi,Helen; Gopal,Gita; Johda, Narpat; Johnson,Richard John Roberts Disclosed

Learning essentials for international education a compendium of summaries (English)

The sound of children's voices reciting in unison could be heard from afar, as our mission approached a school in rural Cambodia. Inside a second-grade classroom, students took turns at the blackboard. ... See More +

Working Paper 79776 MAR 23, 2010

Abadzi, Helen Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 24 (2) (English)

This issue includes the following: Aggregate economic shocks, child schooling, and child health by Francisco H. G. Ferreira and Norbert Schady; the regulation of entry: asurvey by Simeon Djankov; how relevant is targeting to the success of an antipoverty program? ... See More +

Publication 62986 AUG 01, 2009

Jimenez, Emmanuel; Feder, Gershon; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Schady, Norbert; Djankov, Simeon; Ravallion, Martin; Deininger, Klaus; Abadzi, Helen Disclosed

Instructional time loss in developing countries : concepts, measurement, and implications (English)

Students in developing countries are often taught for only a fraction of the intended number of school hours. Time is often wasted due to informal school closures, teacher absenteeism, delays, early departures, and poor use of classroom time. ... See More +

Journal Article 76795 JUL 10, 2009

Abadzi, Helen Disclosed

Absenteeism and beyond : instructional time loss and consequences (English)

Studies have shown that learning outcomes are related to the amount of time students engage in learning tasks. However, visits to schools have revealed that students are often taught for only a fraction of the intended time, particularly in lower-income countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4376 OCT 01, 2007

Abadzi, Helen Disclosed

Efficient learning for the poor : insights from the frontier of cognitive neuroscience (English)

This book integrates research into applications that extend from preschool brain development to the memory of adult educators. In layman's terms, it provides explanations and answers to questions such as: Why do children have to read fast before they can understand what they read? ... See More +

Publication 36619 JUN 20, 2006

Abadzi, Helen Disclosed

Increasing adult literacy: a focus on reading speed and accuracy (English)

Almost one billion people worldwide cannot read, despite increased primary education enrollments. Literacy is essential to meet the Millennium Development Goals. ... See More +

Brief 37708 SEP 30, 2005

Helen Abadzi

Adult literacy : a review of implementation experience (English)

Worldwide, nearly a billion adults, at least 600 million of them women, are illiterate. Adult literacy is highly relevant to poverty alleviation efforts worldwide, because in the 21st century much of the information needed to make decisions and improve one's economic, personal, family, or political conditions is presented in written form. ... See More +

Working Paper 29387 SEP 15, 2003

Abadzi, Helen Disclosed

Improving adult literacy outcomes : lessons from cognitive research for developing countries (English)

Despite the existence of about one billion illiterates in the world, adult literacy programs make up 1-5 percent of government or donor budgets, and they remain severely underfunded in comparison to primary education. ... See More +

Publication 26286 JUN 30, 2003

Abadzi,Helen Disclosed

Teaching adults to read better and faster : results from an experiment in Burkina Faso (English)

Two cognitively oriented methods were tested in Burkina Faso to help illiterates learn to read more efficiently. These were (a) speeded reading of increasingly larger word units and (b) phonological awareness training to help connect letters to speech. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3057 MAY 31, 2003

Abadzi, Helen

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Textbook development in low income countries : a guide for policy and practice (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 87300 Working Paper
Raising literacy from 20 percent to 80 percent? : A science-based strategy for GPE partner countries (English)
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MAY 30, 2013 79775 Working Paper French
Raising literacy from 20 percent to 80 percent? : A science-based strategy for GPE partner countries : Faire passer le taux d'alphabetisation de 20 a 80 pourcentage : une strategie d'innovation basee sur la science pour les pays du partenariat mondial pour l'education (French)
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MAY 30, 2013 79775 Working Paper English
Literacy for all in 100 days? A research-based strategy for fast progress in low-income countries (English)
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MAY 30, 2013 79785 Working Paper French
Literacy for all in 100 days? A research-based strategy for fast progress in low-income countries : L'alphabetisation pour tous en 100 jours? Une strategie basee sur la recherche pour obtenir des progres rapides dans les pays à faible revenu (French)
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MAY 21, 2013 79785 Working Paper English
Visual and linguistic factors in literacy acquisition : instructional implications for beginning readers in low-income countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 79779 Working Paper
How to speed up Arabic literacy for lower-income students? : some insights from cognitive neuroscience (English)
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NOV 20, 2012 79784 Working Paper
Effective teacher training in low-income countries : the power of observational learning research (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 79777 Working Paper
Developing cross-language metrics for reading fluency measurement : some issues and options (English)
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JUL 10, 2012 79774 Working Paper
Reading fluency measurements in EFA FTI partner countries : outcomes and improvement prospects (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 79778 Working Paper
Nepal - Country program evaluation, 2003-2008 (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 100007 Publication
Learning essentials for international education a compendium of summaries (English)
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MAR 23, 2010 79776 Working Paper
The World Bank research observer 24 (2) (English)
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AUG 01, 2009 62986 Publication
Instructional time loss in developing countries : concepts, measurement, and implications (English)
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JUL 10, 2009 76795 Journal Article
Absenteeism and beyond : instructional time loss and consequences (English)
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OCT 01, 2007 WPS4376 Policy Research Working Paper
Efficient learning for the poor : insights from the frontier of cognitive neuroscience (English)
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JUN 20, 2006 36619 Publication
Increasing adult literacy: a focus on reading speed and accuracy (English)
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SEP 30, 2005 37708 Brief
Adult literacy : a review of implementation experience (English)
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SEP 15, 2003 29387 Working Paper
Improving adult literacy outcomes : lessons from cognitive research for developing countries (English)
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JUN 30, 2003 26286 Publication
Teaching adults to read better and faster : results from an experiment in Burkina Faso (English)
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MAY 31, 2003 WPS3057 Policy Research Working Paper