Author Archives: Puneet Dhillon

Children learn to read using Same Language Subtitles

One of READ Alliance’s sub-recipients, PlanetRead is working to improve the reading levels of children using Same Language Subtitling. The project addresses two established findings: World over, children like to watch cartoons, and this is a well-known fact Much less … Continue reading

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What is missing in our READing evaluations?

In a recent discussion with my colleagues about evaluating reading interventions on the field, I was asked to share my thoughts about the various ways in which reading evaluations are done across the country. The first step towards building an … Continue reading

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Research Summary of the paper, ‘Using Literacy Boost to Inform a Global, Household-Based Measure of Children’s Reading Skills’

The article, “Using Literacy Boost to Inform a Global, Household-Based Measure of Children’s Reading Skills” (Manuel Cardoso and Amy Jo Dowd) looks at UNICEF’s efforts at strengthening education data collection through household surveys with respect to children’s reading skills. In … Continue reading

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Dharam Singh uses the power of education to transform his village in Odisha

Dharam Singh, a young boy from Jodipai village (Kashipur Block, Rayagada district) of Odisha rose above his grim financial circumstances, overcame all odds and defied stereotypes to become a teacher. Having studied in his local primary school up to 5th … Continue reading

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An Interview with Language & Literacy Expert: Dr. Shailaja Menon

Dr. Shailaja Menon’s area of research and teaching is Language and Literacy. Shailaja has worked for important national research centres in the United States, such as the Centre for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement at the University of Michigan, … Continue reading

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Dreams take flight: A case of strong community engagement

Mrs Sarala frequently tells her students that “it doesn’t matter where you start in life, it matters where you finish.” Her own school serves as an ideal example. Once a school with dangerously low enrolment levels, Puzhal Panchayat Union Middle School … Continue reading

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READing Beyond Decoding

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Building Teacher Skills Through Rigorous & Long-term Teacher Training Workshops & Support

Literacy levels have been persistently low in some areas with high concentration of tribal population in Thane district of Maharashtra. Learning difficulties for these children stem from lack of exposure to a literate environment, difference in home language (tribal languages) … Continue reading

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23 Educationists You Should Definitely Follow on Twitter

Whether you want to learn a bit about early reading or you’re preparing to do something about the appalling reading levels of children, it’s a good idea to have a resource for inspiration and news. We have compiled a list … Continue reading

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7 Digital Reading Interventions Leading the Future of EdTech

Research has time and again highlighted how meaningful learning starts with strong reading skills. Children who do not learn to read at an early age find it increasingly difficult to “absorb printed information, follow written instructions, or communicate well in … Continue reading

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