7 Challenges Associated with Reading Acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa

Promotion of Literacy in Multilingual Contexts

In: Improving Early Literacy Outcomes
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Heikki Lyytinen
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Emma Ojanen
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Jacqueline Jere-Folotiya
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Stella Damaris Ngorosho
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Francis Sampa
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Pamela February
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Flora Malasi
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Jonathan Munachaka
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Christopher Yalukanda
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Kenneth Pugh
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Robert Serpell
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Abstract

Heikki Lyytinen and his co-authors note the problems of poorly trained teachers and large class sizes in Africa. Drawing on experience in Zambia, they present a case study of a digital game that can help overcome these problems and lead to more effective literacy instruction, particularly for students facing barriers to learning how to read.

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Improving Early Literacy Outcomes

Curriculum, Teaching, and Assessment

Series: 

  • Introduction
  • 1 The Early Reading Curriculum
  • 2 Aligning Curriculum and Assessment in Early Reading Education
  • 3 Assessing Early Literacy Outcomes in Burkina Faso and Senegal
  • 4 Getting It Right from the Start
  • 5 The Teaching of Reading and Writing in Second- and Multi-Language Contexts
  • 6 Early Literacy Instruction in India
  • 7 Challenges Associated with Reading Acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • 8 Entering into the Written Culture to Overcome Inequalities
  • 9 Those Children Who Are Left Behind
  • 10 We Want to Learn
  • 11 Powerful Reforms in Early Language and Literacy Instruction in India
  • 12 Integrating Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning Materials to Improve Learning Outcomes in Early Grade Reading
  • 13 Teaching and Learning to Read and Write in a Multilingual Context
  • 14 Teaching Reading in Burkina Faso
  • 15 Modules to Train Teachers to Teach Reading and Writing in Niger
  • 16 Senegal

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