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A Year in Review: Ensuring quality data across the PAL Network

The citizen-led assessment model was born in India in 2005 when India’s largest NGO – Pratham, designed an innovative new approach to assess the basic reading and numeracy competencies of all children, regardless of their schooling status.

Measuring Functional Literacy and Numeracy for Lifelong Learning

750 million adults – including 102 million people between the ages of 15 and 24 – cannot even read or write a simple sentence, according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. This is one of our most widely cited figures, reported in just about every report and index related to sustainable development.

Through Bharti’s eyes: learning to fly

Meet Bharti. Bharti is 11 years old and she loves to play with her friends. Her best friends are Neha and Pratima. Bharti and her friends are in Grade 5. They go to school in a village in the Kuldabad region of Maharashtra, India.

Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL)

From 14th to 18th November, 20 participants from 12 countries convened at Pratham’s PACE Centre in Aurangabad, India for a week-long workshop that focused on Pratham’s ‘Teaching at the Right Level’ (TaRL) model.

Punishing teachers is often counter-productive

One of the key messages of the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report 2017/8, Accountability in education: Meeting our commitments is that punishing teachers can often be counter-productive.

There are more and more children in school. But are they learning?

On the morning of Wednesday, 1st November, in the district of Rapale, Nampula Province, the results of the pilot study on children’s learning in Mozambique was launched.

Governments need to ensure rules are followed in education

No matter your job, you need standards to ensure that you are working to meet your objectives. Unfortunately, where education and schools are concerned, these standards sometimes do not exist.

Halfway through 2017: Is the glass half full? Highlights from the PAL Network 5th Steering Committee meeting

The fifth Steering Committee meeting of the People’s Action for Learning Network (PAL Network) was held in Nairobi Kenya, on 24th and 25th August 2017.

PAL Network contributions to SDG 4 monitoring

PAL Network organised a consultative meeting with experts  familiar with citizen-led assessments and engaged in forums and advisory groups developing indicators designed to measure countries’ progress towards the SDG4.

My Teachers, The Special Heroes!

I remember I was about six years, I had mixed excitement and fears. My mother took me to Mvuleni pre-school where I met Mr. Jela, the only teacher in the school.