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Steps Towards Learning

Author:
Helen Pinnock
Source:
Save the Children
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Publication Year:
2009
May 04, 2020
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

This guide summarizes and explains what is known worldwide about the difficulties that children experience with unfamiliar school language. It offers evidence, arguments and practical steps to help stop language preventing children from learning. The guide focuses on developing countries, as this is where the majority of children who do not speak the language of school live. It offers strategies to help improve children’s chances of doing better in school, even when it appears very difficult to change the way language is currently used in education.

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