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ERIC Number: ED520078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-8949-2030-8ISBN-978-0-8949-2030-1
Success in First Grade
Academy for Educational Development
For nearly 20 years, since the 1990 Jomtien Conference, the Academy for Educational Development has been working to expand access to achieve Education for All. As more and more children enroll in school, AED's concern has increasingly turned to the quality of their education. AED's sights are now set on Quality Education for All. This shift in focus from inputs to quality outcomes demands new ways of thinking about how to provide strategic support for education. New ideas, new strategies, and new tools are being developed and are helping to change teaching and learning across the globe. While no single set of strategies or tools guarantees quality education outcomes, especially in resource-poor environments, much is being done to improve everyone's understanding of the critical elements to raising education quality in the context of the unique conditions in each country or community. "Success in First Grade," the first in AED's new series examining quality education for all, looks at four principles drawn from experience and research that are believed to form the foundation for successful learning and healthy sustainable learning communities. These principles are: (1) Maximize Opportunities to Learn; (2) Build Multiple Support Structures; (3) Create Learning Communities; and (4) Integrate Education with Other Child-Oriented Systems. Each section of this publication introduces and examines one principle and provides pertinent examples of stories from the field, excerpts from technical reports, photographs, and other evidence to illustrate how the principle applies to real-world contexts. A list of resources is included.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development