Author(s): Alcott, Benjamin; Rose, Pauline; Sabates, Ricardo; Alonso, Maria Luisa; Cherfils, Mildrade
Organisation(s): University of Cambridge (UK). Research for Equitable Access and Learning Centre
Pages: 19 p.
The People’s Action for Learning (PAL) Network is one of the leading South-South collaborations in education, working to improve learning outcomes in 14 countries across South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. This report provides an analytical overview of the learning interventions that PAL Network members have developed over recent years. These interventions share two common principles. First, they work from children’s actual, rather than expected, learning levels. This is based on the approach most commonly known as Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL), which entails grouping children by current ability and using pedagogical approaches tailored to each group’s level. Second, they treat education as a collective responsibility shared between citizens, communities, governments and school systems. Interventions work to bring these stakeholders together to view education as a collective responsibility that requires collective solutions. Based on interviews and documentary analysis, this report is focused on the four Network members with the most developed learning interventions to date: Pratham/ASER India’s Read India; MIA Mexico’s Summer Schools; ASER Pakistan’s Chalo Parho Barho; Jàngandoo Senegal’s Keppaaru Jàngandoo.