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    Educational practices series, No. 4: Improving student achievement in mathematics

    Description
    This booklet discusses strategies and practices for improving mathematics instruction including the opportunity to learn, focus on meaning, learning new concepts and skills while solving problems, opportunities for both invention and practice, openness to student solution methods and student interaction, small-group learning, whole-class discussion, number sense, concrete materials and students' use of calculators.
    Author
    Douglas A. Grouws; Kristin J. Cebulla
    Publisher
    UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE)
    http://www.ibe.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/archive/publications/EducationalPracticesSeriesPdf/prac04e.pdf
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    Educational practices series, No. 5: Tutoring

    Description
    This booklet discusses the principles for effective tutoring including real-life goals, question and prompt, check and correct errors, discuss and praise, reading: support and review, writing: map and edit, mathematics: make it real and summarize, recruit and match partners, provide training and materials and monitor and give feedback.
    Author
    Keith Topping
    Publisher
    UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE)
    http://www.ibe.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/archive/publications/EducationalPracticesSeriesPdf/prac05e.pdf
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    Educational practices series, No. 9: Preventing HIV/AIDS in schools

    Description
    This booklet highlights the importance of providing effective education for children on HIV and AIDS to halt the spread of the infection including professional trained and actively involved educators, establish partnerships, utilize non-conventional methods of teaching, introduce open communication, innovative teaching sessions, gender-specific approaches, dealing with culturally sensitive content, the value of peer-based support, skill-based education and monitoring and evaluation.
    Author
    Inon I. Schenker; Jenny M. Nyirenda
    Publisher
    UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE)
    http://www.ibe.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/archive/publications/EducationalPracticesSeriesPdf/prac09e.pdf
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    Face-to-face feedback

    Description
    This short leaflet provides practical guidance on how teachers can provide face-to-face feedback to their students, going beyond simply correcting the student's work to enable the student to develop a deeper understanding of the subject being taught.
    Publisher
    Oxford Brookes University
    http://www.brookes.ac.uk/aske/resources/index.html
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    From access to equality: empowering girls and women through literacy and secondary education

    Description
    This report discusses the importance of gender equality, how far gender equality in education has developed, obstacles to its progress, the reasons for focusing on secondary education and literacy for girls and women, examples of improving education for girls and women and how to build environments for gender-sensitive and gender-responsive education. Case studies from Bangladesh, Indonesia, China, Myanmar, Cambodia, India are included. This report was published by UNESCO in 2012.
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/resources/online-materials/single-view/news/from_access_to_equality_empowering_girls_and_women_through_literacy_and_secondary_education/#.Uzvdk6hkQ1I
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    Gender parity in primary and secondary education

    Description
    This brief document provides statistics on gender equality in primary and secondary education including whether educational opportunities are equally distributed and which countries will achieve gender parity by 2015. This document was published in September 2010.
    Publisher
    UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)
    http://www.uis.unesco.org/FactSheets/Documents/fs4-2010-en.pdf
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    Getting the most from groupwork assessment

    Description
    This short leaflet provides practical guidance on how teachers can set up, manage and implement the assessment of groupwork after highlighting the fundamental issues and potential purposes for groupwork assessment.
    Publisher
    Oxford Brookes University
    http://www.brookes.ac.uk/aske/resources/index.html
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    Global demand for primary teachers - 2012 update

    Description
    This document presents global statistics on teacher shortages including where primary teachers are needed, teacher stocks and flows explained and teachers needed at country level. This document was published in September 2012.
    Publisher
    UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)
    http://www.uis.unesco.org/FactSheets/Documents/ib10-2012-teacher-projections.pdf
  9. Title

    How much and what kind of teaching is there in elementary education in India: evidence from three states

    Description
    This report discusses the state of primary education in India. While access to primary education has been widened considerably, learning outcomes have not improved as much as expected. The report looks at why this is the case, focusing on the quality and quantity of teacher presence and interaction with students. It highlights factors that have an impact on teacher and student availability and goes on to make suggestions for improving the situation. This report was published in 2014 by the World Bank.
    Author
    Deepa Sankar; Toby Linden
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/17800
  10. Title

    How to make your feedback work in three easy steps

    Description
    This short leaflet provides practical guidance on how teachers can help their students to understand the feedback they are given and actively engage the student in the assessment process to ensure students can determine how well they are doing.
    Publisher
    Oxford Brookes University
    http://www.brookes.ac.uk/aske/resources/index.html
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    ICT transforming education: a regional guide

    Description
    This guide for teachers and those who train teachers discusses the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) within teaching and learning, including ICT in the world beyond the classroom, digital skills and modes of learning, ICT adoption and use, e-learning, assessing e-learning, integrating and implementing ICT, e-resources for learning, blended learning with Web 2.0 tools, web tools for teachers and changing learning environments. This guide was published by UNESCO in 2010.
    Author
    Jonathan Anderson
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/resources/publications-and-communication-materials/publications/full-list/ict-transforming-education-a-regional-guide/
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    Impact evaluation of three types of early childhood development interventions in Cambodia

    Description
    This report evaluates the success of three interventions designed to widen access to early childhood development services in Cambodia. The three projects involved include: formal preschools, community preschools and home-based services. It describes the challenges that these three projects faced and discusses the lessons learnt from their respective successes and failures. This report was published by the World Bank in 2013.
    Author
    Adrien Bouguen; Deon Filmer; Karen Macours; Sophie Naudeau
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/15900
  13. Title

    Impact of early childhood education on early achievement gaps: evidence from the Indonesia Early Childhood Education and Development (ECED) project

    Description
    This paper assesses whether the Indonesia Early Childhood Education and Development project had an impact on early achievement gaps as measured by a range of child development outcomes and enrolment using data collected in 2009 and 2010 on approximately 3,000 four-year-old children residing in villages across Indonesia. This paper was published by WorldBank in 2014.
    Author
    Haeil Jung; Amer Hasan
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/18340
  14. Title

    Impact of women teachers on girls' education

    Description
    This report highlights the importance of women teachers and the impact they can have on the enrollment and retention of girls in education. It examines why there are often few women teachers, assumptions about women teachers and teacher training and professional development. It also recommends strategies to increase recruitment of women teachers.
    Author
    Jackie Kirk
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0014/001459/145990e.pdf
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    Impacts of an early stage education intervention on students' learning achievement: evidence from the Philippines

    Description
    This paper examines the impact of a large supply-side education intervention in the Philippines, the Third Elementary Education Project, on students' national achievement test scores. It analyses the results of a study into the impact of this intervention and draws a number of conclusions about its effectiveness at achieving its aim of improving student performance. This report was published by the World Bank in 2012.
    Author
    Futoshi Yamauchi; Yanyan Liu
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/12078
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    Improve your students' performance in 90 minutes

    Description
    This short leaflet provides practical guidance on several class activities that teachers can use to help students to understand what is expected of them in their assessments prior to the assessment taking place.
    Publisher
    Oxford Brookes University
    http://www.brookes.ac.uk/aske/resources/index.html
  17. Title

    Incentives and teacher effort: further evidence from a developing country

    Description
    This report examines how incentives influence teacher effort, including the number of hours that teachers spend preparing for classes and teacher provision of private tutoring classes outside class hours, using school survey data from Lao PDR. This report was published by WorldBank in 2013.
    Author
    Hai-Anh H. Dang; Elizabeth M. King
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/16920
  18. Title

    Incentivizing schooling for learning: evidence on the impact of alternative targeting approaches

    Description
    This paper evaluates a primary school scholarship program in Cambodia with two different targeting mechanisms for improving participation and achievement, one based on poverty level and the other on baseline test scores. It goes on to describe the results of this evaluation process and makes suggestions for balancing equity and efficiency within the program. This report was published by the World Bank in 2013.
    Author
    Felipe Barrera-Osorio; Deon Filmer
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/15901
  19. Title

    Instructional time loss in developing countries

    Description
    This report discusses the problem of instructional time loss in developing countries. It describes how students in developing countries are often taught for only a fraction of school hours due to informal school closures, teacher absenteeism, early departures and poor use of classroom time. It suggests methods for measuring instructional time loss and describes the effect that this instructional time loss has on student attainment. This report was published by the World Bank in 2009.
    Author
    Helen Abadzi
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/4431
  20. Title

    Local governance and education performance: a survey of the quality of local education governance in 50 Indonesian districts

    Description
    This report assesses the state of local education governance in a sample of Indonesian districts and how it affects education performance. The study uses a unique survey of 50 local governments conducted in 2009 and 2012, coupled with district level information from household surveys, to identify patterns and explore trends in the relationship between governance and education outcomes. This report was published by the World Bank in 2013.
    Author
    Samer Al-Samarrai
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/16765
  21. Title

    Making peer feedback work in three easy steps

    Description
    This short leaflet provides practical guidance on how teachers can use peer feedback, in which students review the work of other students, to increase students ability to achieve and thereby enhance student learning.
    Publisher
    Oxford Brookes University
    http://www.brookes.ac.uk/aske/resources/index.html
  22. Title

    Media and information literacy curriculum for teachers

    Description
    This document outlines a set of courses (curriculum) on media and information literacy designed to be used by teachers to teach them and their students how to identify and assess the quality of information available through the media and other information providers. Part 1 introduces the curriculum rationale (including definitions and benefits of media and information literacies), its design and its main themes while Part 2 details the eleven core and non-core courses (modules) of the curriculum (including key topics, learning objectives and pedagogical approaches and activities for each course section). A glossary is also included which defines key terms used in this document. This document was published by UNESCO in 2011.
    Author
    Carolyn Wilson; Alton Grizzle; Ramon Tuazon; Kwame Akyempong; Chi-Kim Cheung
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/resources/publications-and-communication-materials/publications/full-list/media-and-information-literacy-curriculum-for-teachers/
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    Mentoring (Manual for facilitators and trainers) [English language]

    Description
    This manual (in English language) for facilitators and trainers is part of the Yaung Zin Competency-Based Teacher Training Programme which is designed for primary teachers in Myanmar non-state schools (primarily monastic and community schools). This mentoring programme is designed for teachers who are getting ready to be assessed for their Certificate of Competence and aims to "provide mentors with the knowledge and skills to assist newly trained teachers to effectively implement their learning from the Yaung Zin teacher training programme in their own classrooms. Mentors can help develop teachersÂ’ confidence and ability to try new approaches and engage their students in meaningful and participatory learning. The goal is to have teachers and students being productive and enjoying their teaching and learning, while using many different methods to involve and engage their students."
    Publisher
    Yaung Zin
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/t94ua0lqlg4boan/Mentoring%28Eng%29.pdf?dl=0
  24. Title

    Mentoring (Manual for facilitators and trainers) [Myanmar language]

    Description
    This manual (in Myanmar language) for facilitators and trainers is part of the Yaung Zin Competency-Based Teacher Training Programme which is designed for primary teachers in Myanmar non-state schools (primarily monastic and community schools). This mentoring programme is designed for teachers who are getting ready to be assessed for their Certificate of Competence and aims to "provide mentors with the knowledge and skills to assist newly trained teachers to effectively implement their learning from the Yaung Zin teacher training programme in their own classrooms. Mentors can help develop teachersÂ’ confidence and ability to try new approaches and engage their students in meaningful and participatory learning. The goal is to have teachers and students being productive and enjoying their teaching and learning, while using many different methods to involve and engage their students."
    Publisher
    Yaung Zin
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/pm27lrfvrd1yopp/Mentoring%28Myan%29.pdf?dl=0
  25. Title

    Methods of grouping learners at school

    Description
    This document discusses the issue of how pupils or students should be grouped together in education systems, exploring uniform or mixed ability classes, segregation among schools and integrated or differentiated education systems. This document was published by UNESCO in 2010.
    Author
    Vincent Dupriez
    Publisher
    International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP)
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0018/001876/187616e.pdf

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