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ERIC Number: EJ1058961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
A Global Effort for Educational Equity
Dzulkifli, Dzameer
Phi Delta Kappan, v96 n6 p69-71 Mar 2015
A look at Teach For All's global work through the lens of Teach For Malaysia one of several dozen organizations around the world inspired by Teach For America and Teach First to share solutions as they adapt a common approach to tackle education inequality in their home countries. A deeper look at Malaysian education brought Teach For Malaysia to defy the consensus opinion that many Malaysian children have poor education and life prospects because they aren't taught English. Instead, Teach For Malaysia found that the core problem was that students from Malay primary schools were struggling with basic literacy in Malay, and students from Tamil or Mandarin schools had the added challenge of adjusting to a new language. So Teach For Malaysia focused its teacher training on improving literacy in both English and Malay.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia