How can we accelerate reading development? Insights from India

Recently, a group from DGMT (Marianne MacRobert, Phillip Methula and David Harrison) visited literacy projects in India. They were intrigued by the claims of Pratham that children of about 5 to 6 years of age could learn to read within 6 weeks and that children lagging behind could catch up to their same-age peers. These claims had been substantiated through randomised controlled trials, which showed that the benefits of the accelerated reading programme were sustained for at least two years. In this brief, they share their insights from a brief trip to India. 

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