ERIC Number: ED361059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Diagnostic Evaluation of Numeracy and Literacy Skills in UNRWA Schools: Position Paper.
This position paper describes a concrete strategy to establish early warning systems or diagnostic instruments at the lower elementary school level in United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) schools. The strategy described is designed to assess the quality of literacy and numeracy skills and to provide criteria for a realistic minimum threshold of schooling which would guarantee permanent retention of these skills. A conceptual framework for educational quality is provided, and a strategy for assessing quality is described for the following areas: literacy and numeracy skills; psychomotor skills and physical fitness in elementary schools; and the impact of organized violence in UNRWA school children in the Occupied Territories and Lebanon. The paper also briefly describes the instrument currently being developed at the School Education Division of UNRWA in Amman, Jordan. The paper concludes by highlighting the need for team effort, given the technical complexity of building diagnostic instruments and the lack of systematic experience in Arab-speaking countries. (MM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Relief and Works Agency, Amman (Jordan).
Identifiers - Location: Gaza Strip; Jordan; Lebanon; West Bank