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Author Adekola, Olatunde A., 1958-

Title Language, literacy and learning in primary schools : implications for teacher development programs in Nigeria / Olatunde A. Adekola
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 58 pages) : illustrations
Series Africa human development series
World Bank working paper ; no. 96
Africa Region human development series.
World Bank working paper ; no. 96
Contents Learning and teaching in primary schools -- Assessments of learning achievements in primary schools -- Language development, acquisition of literacy and learning across the school curriculum -- Classroom teaching and learning interactions -- Summary and conclusions -- The professional development of primary school teachers -- The structure and organization of teacher education programs for primary school teachers -- The quality of teacher education programs -- Professional development for primary school teachers -- Summary and conclusions -- Policy issues in reform of teacher development and professional support -- Recommendations
Summary Language, Literacy, and Learning in Primary Schools is a synthesis of the findings arising from four years of policy research and development in Nigeria's primary schools that focused on the gap between what teachers should know and be able to do, and the realities of teaching and learning in classrooms. It begins by critically examining the outcomes of primary schooling as measured by learning achievement results from national assessments, and by identifying some core learning problems for Nigerian primary school children. It reviews the findings from recent research reports that studied teac
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 57-58)
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Subject Education, Elementary -- Curricula -- Nigeria.
Education, Elementary -- Nigeria.
Elementary school teachers -- Training of -- Nigeria
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0821370480
0821370499 (electronic bk.)
9780821370490 (electronic bk.)