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Implementing Mother Tongue Instruction in the Real World

Title: Implementing Mother Tongue Instruction In The Real World: Results From A Medium-scale Randomized Controlled Trial In Kenya.
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Name(s): Piper, Benjamin, author
Zuilkowski, Stephanie S., author
Ong'ele, Salome, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2016-11
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Research in sub-Saharan Africa investigating the effect of mother tongue (MT) literacy instruction at medium scale is limited. A randomized controlled trial of MT literacy instruction was implemented in 2013 and 2014 as part of the Primary Math and Reading (PRIMR) Initiative in Kenya. We compare the effect of two treatment groupsthe base PRIMR program teaching literacy in English and Kiswahili and the PRIMR-MT program, which taught literacy in English, Kiswahili, and mother tonguein two different language environments. Implementation of the MT program faced challenges because many educators were not speakers of the languages, some communities resisted mother tongue instruction, and some areas were more language heterogeneous. Effect sizes on MT literacy averaged between 0.3 and 0.6 standard deviations. The base PRIMR program also increased MT learning outcomes in some measures but had smaller effects than the PRIMR-MT program in oral reading fluency and comprehension.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_wos_000387246700006 (IID), 10.1086/688493 (DOI)
Keywords: children, early literacy skills, identity, in-education policy, l1, language, multilingualism, scripts, south-africa
Publication Note: The publisher’s version of record is available at https://doi.org/10.1086/688493
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_wos_000387246700006
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Comparative Education Review.
0010-4086
Issue: iss. 4, vol. 60

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Piper, B., Zuilkowski, S. S., & Ong'ele, S. (2016). Implementing Mother Tongue Instruction In The Real World: Results From A Medium-scale Randomized Controlled Trial In Kenya. Comparative Education Review. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_wos_000387246700006