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Learning & Teaching in Multigrade Settings

Asia and the Pacific; Europe and North America; Latin America and the Caribbean; Colombia; Finland; Greece; Nepal; Peru; Spain; Sri Lanka; Viet Nam

General informationInstitute of Education, University of London, UK
Goal 6. Quality education
Learning; Educational sciences; Learning methods; Teaching methods; Educational research
Project description
This is an inter-university project, organised by the Institute of Education at the University of London. Multigrade classes, in which teachers work with more than one curriculum grade at the same time, are widespread in developing countries. They are also surprisingly common in industrialised countries. Yet the needs of learners and teachers in multigrade classes remain invisible to those who plan, design and fund education centrally. In most countries, multigrade classes arise through necessity rather than choice. Multigrade teaching is often the only type of education to which learners have access. In many areas, parents do not have the opportunity to choose between sending their child to a school with multigrade or monograde classes. If they choose not to place their child in a multigrade class, the child will remain uneducated. Access to multigrade classes, and the quality of teaching and learning in them, are central strategies in the worldwide fulfilment of Education for All and the Millennium Development Goals for education.
2003 - 2006
PartnersLittle, Angela W.
Ratna Bajracharya Hridaya